Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, June 14, 1866, Image 2

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Pour steamers were burued at St. Louis
on Saturday morning.
—The statement that Fitzhugh Lee is in
command of the Fenian cavelry is denied. He
was at a social party at Alexandria on Thursday
night, and then returned to his farm.
—Generals Steadman aud Fullerton had
a conference with the freedmen at Augusta, Geor
gia, Monday.
—An adjournment session of the United
States District Court of Virginia will commence in
Richmond, Monday. The counsel for Jeff. Davis
arrived in that city on Saturday. It is said that
Davis' counsel will announce their readiness for
trial, and in the event of a postponement will ask
for the release of their client on bail.
—Leonard Hyck, President of the Mer
chants' National Bank at Washington, has been
arrested for violating the National Currency act.
He was held in $'200,000 bail.
The internal revenue receipts during
May. amounted to nearly $22,000,000.
The destitution in Alabama is increas
—The Young Men's Christian Associa
tion for the United States and British Provinces
met in Albany on Saturday.
—The shipment of specie to Europe on
Saturday amounted to $3,630,000.
—The Statement Department has receiv.
Ed official notification of the extension of privileges
to vessels along the coast of China.
—The receipts from customs at the sev
eral southern ports last month were unusually
large, those at New Orleans alone amounting to
about two millions. The total receipts from this
source, when all the ports are heard from, will
amount, it is estimated, to nearly seventeen mil
lions of dollars in gold.
The contracters are fast progressing
with the Lancaster branch of the Reading and Co
lumbia Railroad. The Company expect to have
passenger trains running over the new road on the
4th of July. This will put the cities of Reading
and Lancaster in direct communication.
—The Grand Jury of Common county,
Texas,has indicted ex-Major General F. J. Herron, j
United states army, for kidnapping and delivering !
to the Liberal General Cortina a suspected Imper- j
ialist named Rejon, who was subsequently shot by
Cortina's order.
One Chas. S. Dunlap got himself into ;
jail, the other day, at Zanesville, Ohio, for going !
through the country and poisoning the mouths of
horses, then suddenly appearing as a "horse doc
tor," and offering to cure them for "so much."
—During the month of May there were
shipped from New York to the lately rebellious
States 20,496 pounds of gunpowder, 54,539 pounds |
ot shot, 212,000 percussion caps. 156,721 ball car
tridges, and 1,165 guns and pistols.
Pickpockets took advantage of the!
throng attending the funeral of General Scott, and
plied their vocation with success. General Grant
and Speaker Colfax were relieved of their purses j
by the light-fingered rogues.
—The returns thus far received from the j
recent voting in West Virginia on the constitution
al amendment denying the right of suffrage to reb- j
els indicate a majority in favor of the amendment
of about 8000.
Franz Joseph Christ was killed by in
juring his spine, while attempting to turn a sum
merset, in Pittsburg, Pa., on Monday last. He
fell upon his head, and lay senseless, with his
lower extremities paralyzed for forty-eight hours,
when he expired.
Dr. G. R. Sweeting, of Berlin, Wiscon
sin, died May 30, from the effects of a slight punc
ture in the finger with a needle, received while
sewing uy> a body after post mortem examination. '
—A young lady, of La layette, fnd., who ;
had been in the habit of eating arsenic to improve
her complexion, took too much the other day. and
came near dying.
-—Eight or ten millions of logs are block
ed np on the Allegash river, in Maine, for hick of
water, and will probably not be got out this year.
-The street railroad drivers are on a
strike in Cincinnatti. They demand an increase
of wages and privilege of sitting down while driv
—in Patterson, X .1., the locomotive j
shops are busy. In one of the shops they expect ;
to turn out eleven locomotives each mouth for the ;
next three mouths.
President Johnson and Cabinet will v s- i
it Chicago Ui participate in the cermonies attending j
the laying of the corner-stone of the Douglas rnon
—Col. Beauchamp Wilker informs the.
Royal Geographical Society of Loudon that the
population of Pekin, China, is not more than one
million two hundred thousand.
Governor Curtin has appointed Charles
R. Coburn Superintendent of Common Schools for 1
the State of Pennsylvania.
About 300 colored couples were mar
ried lost week at the freedmen's village on Arling
ton Heights.
—ln Brooklyn, on Tuesday, a jury gave
a colored man $350, indemnification for loss sus
tained by him during the riots of 1863.
—Commissioner Theaker, will issue du
ring the week ending June 12th 165 new patents.
lt appears that John Vat Bureu, who
is now in England, has u special mission from the
owners of American yachts to those of Great Brit
ian, regarding an international competition, and
there is some hope that the proposal will result
—The New Bedford Mercury says that
some ef the old whaling captains in that city are
very much downcast at the prospects of a Fenian
defeat in Canada, their desire being that John Bull
should have some punishment as a set-oft' of the
jute piracies.
—The case of Clark Dodge & Co. against
the United State*, the question being as to the val
idity of the bankers' tax law, has been argued be
fore Judge Kelson, of the L'nited States Circut Court,
at New York. The decisiou was reserved.
Several thousand Norwegin irumi- 1
grants are expected to arrive in Chicago within a 1
few days. A large proportion of them will locate
permanently there.
—A man was recently arrested at Cor- j
ilova, one of the Argentine provinces, for the com
mission of twenty eight murders. He was to be
shot without the formality of a tr&l.
--The Vicoryof Egypt is interested in the 1
Suez Canal to the amount of 180,000,000 trances, !
and his special envoy, Nubar Pasha, is in Paris
trying to buy up the French .shares.
—A family in Albany has been poißoned
by eating unwholesome veal, and one of the chil
dren died.
Bishop Atkinson of the Episcopal diocese
of North Carolina, is going to Europe for his !
—James B. Hoemer. of Hartford, Conn., j
ous made a donation of 950,000 to the Theological ,
institute of that city.
The estimated expense of the city of
10 yu tor tha > om>ng vbi/£*/.b 12,812,413-
Bradford Bcportrr.
Towanda, Thursday, June 14, 1866.
Union State Ticket.
The Philadelphia Daily News, whose edi
tor is an applicant for the Collectorship of
the Port of Philadelphia, has become a
most violent JOHNSON advocate, lauding his
re-construction measures beyond all reason
able bounds, and abusing Congress to the
full extent of its ability, for daring to act
independent of the President. Its merce
nary motives, however, are so well known,
that it fails to have any effect; and the
vulgar ribaldry it indulges in, when speak
ing of Messrs. STEVENS and SCMNER, and the
republican press of the couutry, shows its
bad temper and bad taste, its own weak
ness, and the weakness of its cause.
This journal, in its issue of June Ist,
makes a great ado over an editorial article
it extracts "from a religious paper of the
South, and declares, in substance, that the
republican press will not publish such ar
ticles aB this, and others like it, which
give a true version of the sentiments and
actions of the Southern people, yet it ad
mits that the New York Tribune published
this very article, but finds fault because
the Tribune replies to it. The flummery of
the Daily News about bigotry and preju
dice are contemptible.
We give below the whole article, verba
tim et literatim, of the Atlanta (Ga.) Chris
tian Index, as we find it in the Daily News,
proposing, however, to follow it with a
statement of some pertinent facts, such as
are necessary to a true understanding of
the averments which the Index makes.
FOUB MISTAKES. —The great obstacle to recon
struction in Church and State, in fact and in feel
ing, lies in mutual misunderstanding of the facts
in regard to each other by the northern and south
ern people. If the troth were known at the North
as to what is said, and done, and thought, and felt
in these southern States, we believe that a control
ling number of the people there would be inclined
to extend to us such treatment as we desire and as
we think we deserve. There are four leading par
ticulars in which we think their judgments of us
are entirely wrong, and if they could be correctly
informed on these points, we believe that a vast
stride would be made toward real peace. With a
sincere desire to do good to our fellow-men, and to
glorify our Father in Heaven, we proceed to men
tion these four things, and to put on record our
solemn testimony in regard to them.
First. It is believed at the North that the peo
ple here consider the late dispute still unsettled,
that they are anxious for another opportunity to
resort to anus, and that they are ready and ripe to
avail themselves of the first occasion to make an
other effort for independence.
In all this our nothern friends are entirely mis
taken. There is not a word of truth in it There
may be individuals of whom it is true—of course
we cannot say that there are none—but we can and
do say that we know of none and have heard of
none. The people here are not thinking about
arms nor about independence ; the ideas for which
the war was fought are considered obsolete and are
seldom spoken of. The great idea with almost ev
ery one is to take care of himself and improve his
own condition. Revolution is of all things the
furthest from their wishes or thoughts.
Second. It is believed at the North that there is !
here a general disposition to oppress and perse- !
cute the negro race, and, if possible, to re-enslave J
Nothing could be further from the truth. During ;
the war the slaves for the most part stood by their !
masters, labored for them without overseers in j
thousands of instances, and sympathized with i
them and sustained them in every possible way to
the last. Since the war they have conducted them- |
selves with a degree of propriety which, under the j
circumstances, is a wonder to the world. These |
things have increased the kindness of feelings J
which were kind before, and the negro race is held i
in higher estimation at the South this day than it j
ever has been. The rights of suffrage, of holding ,
office, and of sitting on juries are denied them by j
our laws, but in all other respects they are (in j
Georgia) precisely on a footing with the white peo- ;
pie, and so we think it is in most of the other
States. The people of the North have been so of
ten told that the opposite of all this is true that
they may find it haril to believe what we tell them;
but the facts are as we state.
Third. It is believed at the North that the mo- |
ment the southern people are clothed with politi
cal power, they will use their influence for the re
pudiation of the national debt.
We have never heard this scheme proposed by a
southern man, and it probably would never have
been thought of here if we had not received the
idea from northern newspapers. We have never
| heard jt spoken of except with condemnation.—
i Most of us are wise enough to know that it is to
| our interest to sustain the government under which
| we expect to live.
Fourth. It is believed at the North that the
i southern people, if invested with political power,
i would endeavor to force upon the government the
assumption of the debt of the late confederacy.
We do I,'pf believe that this idea ever entered in
to the wildest dreayi of the most visionary man in
; these southern States. We have never heard the
! subject mentioned, except with ridicule, and, as in
I the preceding case, we believe it never would have
j been mentioned at all if it had not been thrust up-
I on our attention by the northern press.
If the people at the North could only knoic the
| truth in regard to the four points above spoken of,
we believe that there would be an immense change
i in public opinion, and in the state of public feeling
i there, and that the result would be a restoration of
| friendly relations and of material prosperity. Few
! of them, perhaps, will see these lines ; of those
: who see them, some, we have no doubt, will be
-1 lieve all we said, for some of them know that our
I testimony can bg relied on ; some, we iear, will
j say that we willfully falsify, and others will proba
' bly say that we are mistaken as to the facts. We
, earnestly entreat thosu who doubt our evidence to
j tell us what evidence would be satisfactory, and if
! they demand evidence, which the nature of the
case admits of, we. think we can pledge ourselves
in advance to produce it.
This article may be copied by northern news-
I papers, and it is just possible that some of their
j readers would like to obtain more full information
i from the same source : if so, let them address a
letter to the editor of the Christian Index, Atlanta,
! Georgia, and they shall be promptly responded to
\ publicly or privately, as they may desire.
I. To the first paragraph of this article,
we reply, " mutual misunderstanding of the
: facts in regard to each other," has little or
I nothing to do with the question of re-con
struction. It is not so much what the south
] ern people are now doing, or thinking, as
j what they did do and think during the four
: years they made war upon the United
| States. They did great injury to the gov
j ernment, and to the loyal people who de
feuded it in that war, and it is the opinion
of the sufferers that some atonement should
be made for these wrongs. We think they
deserve punishment, whether they desire it
!or not. But the Index has not told us what
it desires, or what it thiijks the South de
serves for butchering half a million of our
1 people and loading us with a debt of four
thousand millions. We judge from the
ideas of the Index that these important
considerations are not to be thought of in
the adjustment they call lor. Doubtiess al!
who do wrong feel in this way, but those
who suffer from their wrong doing do not,
and here is the difference.
11. The people at the North know that
the " late dispute " is settled ; hut if the
tone manifested and sentiments uttered by
all the political journals of the South are to
be relied on, nothing hinders the southern
peopl ' from renewing the fight save their
want of ability. But the Index declares
this is not • le sentiment of the southern
people. Then the question arises, which is
the true exponent of the South, the politi
cal journals and her public men, who have
testified before the Committee of Re-con
struction on public sentiment in the South,
or the Christian Index ? Do politicians lay
their designs and political views before the
editors of religious papers, generally ?
And have not the editors of political pa
pers a better chance of knowing the politi
cal sentiments of the people, than those of
religious journals ? Then here is one re
ligious paper, and published in the South,
that professes to be friendly towards the
North, or that alleges that the people at
large are not unfriendly to us. While all
the others, religious as well as political,
take the opposite view. Now, which is en
titled to credit, the one or the many ? The
religious editor has to do with religious
people—and this editor's patrons ruay be
of the mild and sensible type, like hims >lf
while the political editors get their views
from the leaders, framers and controllers of
public sentiment. So that the chances are,
that the latter represent the true sentiment
of the South, and the former does not. We
can believe that the editor of the Index is
honest—that he tells what he sees and be
lieves, but his sight is limited. He has lit
tle opportunity of knowing the true state
of public sentiment where he lives, outside
of his peculiar sphere. To say the least,
all others who express an opinion on this
subject, many of whom have as good op
portunities of judging as the editor of the
Index, disagree with him, and we think
they are light, and he is wrong.
111. We at the North do believe that
there is a disposition on the pait of a ma
jority 7 of the southern people to " oppress
and persecute the negro race, and if pos
sible to re-enslave them," and while we
hav a great deal of positive and undispu
ted testimony proving this fact, we will
waive it here, merely because testimony 7 of
an opposite character is given—and which
only shows that the southern people are
not all brutes—and no one believes they
are—and will rely solely on the enactments
of the legislatures of different southern
states since the close of the rebellion.
What do the vagrant acts of the Legisla
ture of Tennessee, and other states, in re
spect to the negro race indicate, if they do
not tend towards re-enslavement ? and
what of the labor regulations prescribed
by South Carolina, Lonsiana, and other
southern states, for the negro race ? No
having any analogy to these have ev
er been adopted by these states for the
white men, and no one ever heard of such
regulations for free people, and can only be
applicable to a subjugated race. Still in
the face ot these palpable evidences to the
contrary, the Index avtrs "That nothing
could be further from the truth thau an in
tended re-enslavement or oppression " ot
the black race. What will people think of
the statements of this paper, when such
acts as wo have referred to come from the
authority of the States themselves to con
tradict them ?
IV. We will consider the two last pro
! positions together. Intelligent people of
the North do not believe that the South will
urge a repudiation of the public debt, but
they do believe that she will use all the
' power she is master of "to force upon the
government the assumption of the debt of
the late Confederacy and what the lnde.c
has to Bay on this point iudicates less
knowledge of the people of the South in
particular, and people in general, than any
editor ought to possess. Why, aside from
I any averments made by southern men on
| the subject, how stands the case ? A very
: large pioportiou of the Confederate debt is
held by the ruling class in the South, into
j whose hands politica power will lall when
her states are restored, and who are now
! generally poor, save in Confederate Bonds.
1 These bopds are not worth the paper they
i are printed on, but if our Government
j would assume their payment, they might be
worth something now, and in ten years
they would be par. Now, is it possible
I that any one is so infatuated with the
i abnegation of these bond-holders in the
i South, or so gullible in respect to any peo
ple, as to believe, when having the power
they would not try to make something out
of these bonds. Such a proposition is be
yond the credence of auy man properly bal
anced. Nay more, it is even feared that
these holders of Confederate Bonds, at the
proper time, will attempt to carry a mea
sure for their assumption, without waiting
for political power, by corruption. The
Confederate debt is over five thousand mil
lions, over four thousand millions of t sis is
held in the South, and suppose a corruption
fund of a thousand millions was created for
the purpose of carrying this measure through
Congress. Would all members of Congress
reject bribes of ten, twenty or fifty millions
each ? No one believes this. Then when
the South is represented, our majority will
be much less, and the chances of the pass
age of such a ineasuie greatly increased.
And who in his sober senses does not be
lieve this will be uUeoipted ?
DEATH FROM CHOI.ERA —There were two
j deaths from cholera in New York City last
I week. The last victim was Mrs. Read,
who died at No. 303 Broome-st., at mid
| night of Tuesday, after an illness of only
| ten hours. She was attacked while pre
i paring to attend the funeral of Mr. Frazier,
j a relative who had previously died of the
i fearne disease. A German servant girl in
the same family was attacked day before
yesterday, but is now convalescent. Since
I last reports there have been three deaths
J but no admissions at lower quarantine.
the murderer of the Deering family, was
executed in the yard of Moyameusing pris
on Friday at noon. His body was handed
over to surgeons for dissection.
The Soldiers' and Sailor's Conventb which
met at Pittsburg, on the sth im \, was
largely attended, nearly every Congres
sional district being represented. Gen. J.
T. OWENS, of Philadelphia presided. Noth
ing can be more emphatic and distinct than
the tone of their resolutions iu favor of loy
al men and against all "who by word or
deed embarrassed the Union armies.or east
odium on the cause for which they fought,"
and in support of such a policy as will se
cure the fruits of the triumphs of our sol
diers by preventing unwise concessions.—-*
They propose, as a basis for
platform which enunciates the doctrine that
our late foes should be tr ated with chival
rous magnanimity, but that no principle
should be compromised, and no ally deser
ted ; that guarantees should be demanded
to prevent a recurrence of the rebellion, to !
"secure justice and lreetlom to men of all i
classes, conditions and colors, and guard j
the national faith from violation that "the
rebels ought not t > be precipitated in pow
er before such guarantees have been ob
tained that "with the beginning of the
war this nation took a new departure, and
thenceforth her Constitution is to read in
the interest of liberty, justice and security,
according to the spirit of its preamble and
the immortal Declaration of Independence, i
under the teachings of its authors and com- j
patriots. Too long already has it been in- j
tcrpreted in the interest of slavery and J
caste." This platform abounds with great j
truths, pertinent to the times, ably expres- j
sed. The resolution we have just quoted \
furnishes a noble theme lor every orator |
who may take the stump in the coining ;
camp tign, and for every citizen who wish- j
ea to examine critically the political history ;
of our country. In reference to the Gnber-!
natcrial candidates, the convention pledged j
its hearty support to Major General JOHN j
W. GEARY for his faithful devotion to the
Union during the war, when "many like j
HIESTER C'LYMF.R were rendering aid and
comfort to the rebels."
The Fenian invasion of Canada, has
come to a sudden termination, and the tele- j
graph is no longer incumbered with des-!
patches from the front. The few deluded j
Fenians who embarked in the enterprise I
have gone to their homes sadder if not
wiser men. The whole affair was a miser
able abortion, gotten up by the auscrupu- !
lous leaders of the movement for the pur- i
pose of promoting personal ends. Gen. |
Sweeney was arrested on Wednesday
night, while iu bed, at the Treinont House, j
at St. Albans, by order of Major Gibson,
U. S. A. During Wednesday, arms, Ac.,
belonging to the Fenians, valued at $l5O,- 1
000, were seized at or near St. Albans. A
Toronto dispatch says that the action of
the United States government causes the
greatest satisfaction. Six Fenian officers
were before the United States Commission
er at Buffalo on Thursday, and were ad
mitted to bail to appear before the United
States Court at Canaudaigua on the 19th.
Col. W. R. Roberts, President of the Fen
ian Brotherhood, was arrested at his head
quarters in New York by the U. S. Marshal. .
He refused to give bail, or to accept that
offered, and also refused to give his
parole not to violate the neutrality laws, j
He was remanded into custody, and will
probably be sent to Fort Lafayette. Y\ ar
rants have been received for the arrest of ,
other prominent Fenians in New York.
The Reconstruction Resolutions Passed by the
At a late hour Munday evening the Con
stitutional Amendment was finally disposed
of in the Senate by a vote of 23 to 11. The
nays were Cowan, Davis, Doolittle, Guth-j
rie, Hendricks, Johnson, McDougull, Nor-i
ton, Riddle, Sanlshury and Van Winkle.—
the absentees were Brown,who would have !
voted yea. and Bnckalew, Dixon, Xesmith 1
j and Wright, who would have voted nay
As amended in the Senate and sent back j
to the House for concurrence in amend
ment, the joint resolution is as follows :
.Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the ('on- I
stitution of the United States.
Resolved, By tlie Senate and House of Represen- |
tatives of tlie United States ot America, in Con- ;
press assembled, two-thirds of both Houses con- ;
curring, that the following article he proposed to :
the Legislatures of the several States as an amend- !
ment to the Constitution of the United States, '
which, when ratified by three-fourths of said Leg- 1
islatures, shall be valid as part of the Constitution : :
namely :
ARTICLE — .SECTION 1. All persons born or natur- !
alized in the United States and subject to the juris- j
diction thereof, are citizens of the United States '
and of the State wherein they reside. No state
shall make or enforce any laws which shall abridge j
the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Uni- .
ted States, nor shall any State deprive any person |
of life, liberty or property without due process of
law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdic- |
tion the equal piotection ol the laws.
SEC. 2. Representatives shall be apportioned j
among the several States according to their respec
tive numbers, counting the whole number of per- !
sons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.— I
But whenever the right to vote at any election for
electors of President and Vice-President, or for
United States Representatives in Congress, Exeeu- I
tive or judical officers, or the members of the Leg. J
isiature thereof,is denied to any of the male inhab- j
itants of such State, being 21 years of age and citi- !
zens of the United States, or in any way abridged ;
except for participation in rebellion or other crime , j
the basis of representation therein shall be reduced J
in the proportion which the number of such male .
citizens shall bear to the whole number of male j
ci tizens 21 years of age in such State.
SEC. 3. No person shall be a Senator or Repre
sentative in Congress, or elector of President or |
Vice-President, or hold any office, civ il or military,
under the United States, or under any Stats, who j
having previously taken an oath as a member of i
Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or
as a member of any State Legislrture, or as an ex
ecutive or judicial officer of any State, to support
the Constitution of the United States, shall have
engaged in insurrection of rebellion against tbe
same,or given aid or comfort to the enemies there
of ; but Congress may, by u vote of two-thirds of
each House, remove such disability.
SEC. 4. The validity of the public debt of the
United States, authorized by law, including debts
incurred lor the payment of pensions nnd bo unties
for service in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, j
shall not be questioned ; but neither the United
States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt '
or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or re
bellion against the United States, or any claim J
for the loss or emancipation of any slave : but all |
such debts, obligations, and claims shall be held
illegal and void.
An article from the Pittsburg Gazette
which will be found In another column, was
evidently written by some one who has a
correct idea of the situation of political
affairs in this County.
Ou Tuesday, the United States Cir
cuit court convened in Richmond. Much
trouble was experienced in obtaining a
proper attendance of the Grand Jury, on
account of the constant threats made
against them by the people and press of
that neighborhood. Finally, however, the
requisite number were secured, and Judge
Underwood delivered his charge, in which
he commented very severely on the action
of the ex-rebel press and population, and
compared their city to Sodom, although
here he had been able to find the ten right
eous men. William B. Reed then asked
what was going to be done, and said that
he was in attendance on account of his
strong personal and professional sympathy
with the prisoner.
Bgk, A few days since a coffin containing
the body of a lady was shipped from Park-1
ersburg, Va. ,on board the 1). M. Sechler,
for transportation to Guernsey, Ohio, via
Wheeling. Upon reaching its destination,
and being opened by the friends, their hor
ror and dismay may be imagined upon dis
covering that the unfortunate lady had
evidently come to life during her incarcera
tion within the narrow limits of her coffin.
Her hands were up to her head, and the
tangled and disordered hair gave evidence
of a struggle which must have been as
brie as terrible.
Court at Harrisburg having adjourned
without announcing its decision as reque -
ted by the Governor, through the Attorney
General, on the constitutionality of the
act of Congress disfranchising deserters,
the bill passed at the late session of the
Legislature for carrying into effect the law
of Congress was on Monday approved by
the Governor, so that immediate prepara
tions of the records and certificates re
quired by the act may be commenced and
time afforded for the correction of errors in
the record.
Mr. HENRY W. TRACY is a gentleman of
excellent social position and character, but
is endowed with only a common measure
of understanding and culture. His home
looks out upon the Susquehanna river, at
Stauding Stone, a tew miles below the
beautiful thriving borough of Towanda.
He followed the fortunes of the Whig party
until it was dissolved.
His political associates failed to discov
er in him the elements wich constitute nat
ural greatness, or even tin: lesser qualities
which render a man sei vice-able in the
performance of public functions. On the
other hand, he was possessed by an ambi
tion to circumvent nature, and become a
statesman. This sharp difference of judg
ment induced in him an uncomfortable
frame of mind. A morbid sell-conscious
ness overmastered him. He became discon
tented, querelous, exacting.
At last, to appease his disquietude, he
was sent to the Legislature for two years
in succession. It so fell out that the Hon.
THOMAS WILLIAMS occupied a seat iu the
Houso during the same two years. Agree
ing in sentiment and opinion on public
questions, Mr. WILLI BUS, as a vastly su
perior intellectual force, so attracted Mr.
TRACY that he revolved around hiui, in an
eccentric orbit, as a satellite. As a men
tal study the phenomenon presented was
interesting ; as a political appearance it
was thoroughly ridiculous.
Mr. TRACY did not so understand the
matter ; and he became intensely desirous
of figuring in the broader and more con
spicuous field of Congressional life. The
j Republicans thought they could do better,
in the person of Mr. GEORGE L-NDON, and
i they made him their candidate. A year or
more previously, that gentleman, as a
member of the State Senate, had voted lor
; the repeal of the Tonnage Tax on the Penu
i sylvania Railroad. Mr. TRACY raised a
clamor against Mr. LANDON on account of
j that vote, and announced himself as an in
dependent candidate. The Democrats join
led in.the clamor, and adopted Mr. TRACY,
notwithstanding his avowed abolitionism.
Mr. LANDON, two or three weeks before tlie
1 election, withdrew, and the canvass result
!ed in Mr. TRACY'S election. This was four
I years ago. In the Houie of Representa
| tives he acted with the most advanced
I wing of the Republicans.
Two years .go Mr. TRAOY was again an
j independant candidate, with democratic
! support, lie was beaten out of sight by
Mr. ULYSSES MERCIR, who will, doubtless,
I be re-elected next fa 1.
But Mr. TRACY'S anibitiou HAS not yet
entirely consumed itself. Enamored of the
part he fancied he played at Washington,
and of the admiration he elicited, he is
anxious to re-appear on that stage, and in
an entirely new character. After having
aeted the part of a flaming radical, he
wants,if any persons retain a recollection of
him, to surprise them, by acting the role of
a frigid conservative.
Hence, he has espoused the President's
Policy. With the aid of the democrats, on
the Bth of May, he got up a meeting at the
Court House iu Towanda. Of course, he
was quite at home iu that crowd. He
made a speech, the ingredients of which
were a large stock of passion and a mild
llavoring of common sense. A string of
resolutions were adopted, endorsing the
President, denouncing the action of Con
gress, condemning the action of both the
Democratic and Republican State Conven
tions, and recommending the convocation
of a new one,in order that the nation might
not perish through lack of wisdom and pat
riotism. The proceedings of this meeting
were appropriately sent for publication to
the Blooni6burg Columbian, the organ of
Senator BUCKALEW. AS the meeting was
designed simply as a grist for the demo
cratic mill the right shop waa selected to
grind out the proceedings.
No republican need have any apprehen
sions concerning Bradford county. Mr.
TRACY is played out, and ought, from sheer
self-respect, to subside. But he won't.
There was a time that "when the brains
were out, a man would die " As so much
discretion is no longer practiced, he must
be allowed to act his farce.— Pittsburg
—\\ ere yon not in league with Ben. Wood,
James Gordon Bennett and August Bel
mot, when it was proposed to the British
minister to have England interpose with
her armies aud navies to secure the inde
pendence ot the Southern Confederacy ?
Bid you not counsel with and urge Geo.
W. Woodward to make that speepb, ig
which lie pleaded that thp Southern States
might be allowed to go in peace ?
Did you not privately assail Andrew
Johnson as a drunken demagogue, and
publicly charge him with having been
"bribed with office" to join "the crusade of
Lincoln's hirelings" on the State of Ten
nessee ?
Did you not justify Lee's invasion of
Pennsylvania, the robbery of our fellow
citizens by his soldiers, the murder of our
brave defenders by his orders, when you
refused to Bustain the laws to fill up our
armies and declared that the conscription
laws were unconstitutional ?
Did you not vote against a resolution in
the State Senate offering the thanks of the
people of the State of Pennsylvania to
Major Gener Meade, his officers and men,
for the victory at Gettysburg ?
Did you not vote against a resolution
offered in the State Senate, thanking Gen.
Grant for the capture of Vicksburg '!
When Heister Clymer has answered the
foregoing, we will have a few other ques
tions for his consideration. — Harrixburg
WASHINGTON, Friday, June 8, 18C6.
In the Senate, all other business was
postponed and the reconstruction resolu
tion taken up. Mr. JOHNSON addressed the
Senate in opposition to the amendment,
being a substitute for the second section.
After further debate the joint resolution
was linally put upon its passage and car
ried bv more than a two-thirds vote—yeas
no " 1 1 •
3d, nays 11.
In the House, Mr. IIAI.E offered a resolu
tion, which was adopted, instructing the
Committee on Military Affairs to inquire
into the expediency of providing by law
for the execution of a monument at West
Point to the memory of Lieut.-Gen. WIN
FIELD SCOTT. Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virgin-
I ia, offered a resolution, which was adopted,
instructing the Committee on Banking and
Currency to inquire into the expediency
of providing by law for the redemption of
worn out, defaced or disfigured bank notes
| issued under the National Currency Act.
The vote on the concurrent resolution pro
I viding for the adjournment of Congress on
the 28th of June, was reconsidered, and
| the resolution referred to the Committee
lof Ways and Means. Mr. Bi.AINE reported
a joint resolution declaring that where any
I enlisted man has been or may be detailed
| for duty as a clerk or for other duty, he
I shall not thereby be deprived of his right
! to bounty, was read three times and pass-
J ed. Mr. CCLLOX introduced resolutions,
which were adopted instructing the Com
| mittee on Pensions to inquire into the ex
■ pediency of ameudi ig section 5 of the Pen
! sion Act, so as to allow the issuance of
| pensions to date from the discharge of the
I soldier or sailor, where the application is
' made within two years after the date of
such discharge The House proceeded to
! the consideration ot the bill reported by
Mr. GARFIELD, from the Committee on Edu
! cation, to establish'a department of educa
tion in the city of Washington After
| some debate the bill was rejected, yeas 59.
nays Gl. The Senate amendment to the For
| tiiication Bill was agreed to. The bill to
I secure to MARIA SYI-HAX, an emancipated
! slave of Mr. CURTIS, the portion of the
Arlington estate set apart by him for her
use, was passed.
Nero SliiPErtiscincntg.
ot the high price of wheat we have been endeavor-
I ing to produce au extra quality of Rye Flour ior those
lof oat cuß We now make
it so white as to be scarcely distinguishable Irom good
wheat flour. Try some.
Flour from White Winter Wheat, also Buckwheat
flour, Corn meal and different kinds of Feed for sale.—
| Cash paid for all kinds ot grain.
Cascade Mills, Camptown, June 11,1860.
L. B. POWELL, Scranton. Pa., Dealer in Chicker
ing's Pianos, Decker's Pianos, Mason A Hamlin's Cabi
■ net Organs, Treat Lit dsley A Co's Melodeons, and all
kinds ot Musical Instruments, Sheet Music and Music
Books. Orders from Dealers and Teachers especially
solicited. Address
116, Pennsylvania Avenue, Scrsnton, Pa.
June 11, 1866.—y1.
AUDITOR'S NOTICE.— J. P. Kirbfs use
vs. the Administrators of Kaclial Murray, dee'd
No. 346, December Term, 1866.
The undersigned an auditor appointed by said Court
to distribute moneys arising from Sheriff's salt- of "de
le edents real estate, will attend to the duties ol his ap
pointment, at his office in Towanda boro', on Weunes
the 18th day of July, 1866. at I o'clock p. in., at which
; time and place all persons interested can attend if they
i think pioper or be torever debarred from the sau^.
June 14, 1866. Auditor.
is hereby given, that all persons indebted to tht
estate of Gabriel Davis, dee d, late of Albany twp., ar
requested to make immediate payment, and those hav
ing demands against said estate will present them duly
authenticated tor settlement.
June 14, 1866. Administratrix.
Are Invited to examine ail the
In town,
In order that they may be
That we are selling goods at as
A splendid stock of
Just arrived,
We would invite the attention of the
In particular, and
In general.
June 13,1866.
subscriber offers for sale his Farm, Saw Mill, Cser
Mill, and Feed Mill, situated on Towanda Creek, known
as tue White property, 3 miles front Towanda. For par
ticulars address or inquire of the undersigned on the .
premises. G. W. WHITE.
Monroe, June 4, 1866.
DISSOLI TION. The co-partnership
heretofore existing betrwoen J. A S. Beidleman,
Is this day disolved by mutual consent. The accounts
will be settled by John Beidleman.
Towanda, June 4, 1866. S. BEIDLEMAN.
The business will be continued hereafter by John
This large well known and favorite hotel, has been
opened for the accommodation of the traveling m/hi
lt has been refurnished ami refitted with every <, r v ' '
ience for the comfort of guests. The table and bar IT
supplied with the best the market affords, and no ef! *
will be spared to give entire satisfaction to all who t
ronize the house. A few desirable rooms for sumT.
borders. G. E. SMITH, Pron'r
Athens, Pa..March 22, 1866.
Would invite the attention of the ladies of Towa
to their Spring Styles just received lrom New y. f
They feel confident that they can please ail w [ i 0
give them a call.
The latest fashions received regularly from Madam
Demorest's shop, New York. Stitching done to orde'*
Rooms over Eddy's Clothing Store, Sd storv ' !
April, loth, '66. 3m.
jyj IS S II . C HUN T
Will open the Fourth Term of her School, on 5,..
Street, on Monday, May 4, 1860.
Common English Branches ~
Higher " " 625t0 7
French (extra) 2 50 to 4 IF,
No extra charge for Latin.
School year of 42 weeks,divided into four equal tern-
Much experieuce. and considerable opportunities t<
observation in different methods of teaching, en
Miss HUNT to offer her services to those interested w-V
a certain degree of confidence. Unexceptionable refer -
ees given if required.
Towanda, April 17,1866.
Have made large additions to their
Men and Boys' wear.
Consisting of all the latest styles, such a-
COI.L A lis
[ Which we are offering at Great Reduced Price.-. \v,
| would solicit an early call aDd examination •>( our u
i sortment. Call and get the worth ol your money .•
SOLMMOX .v -Vix',
' Dec. 12, 1863. No. 2 Patton'- Block.
Would inform the public in general, that they are
j prepared with well fitted macbinerv and a pormane- •
! water privilege, to do
At the Pail Factory, North Towanda. Special care
| will be taken to do work in a satisfactory manner ; and
all who desire good work done on short notice, will ■].
! well to give us a call. W. G. LOVELAND
N. B. Wool received and delivered semi-weekly :
; J Beidleman's, Towanda.
North Towanda, April 23, '66.—tt.
i Successors to Reynolds, Fellows A Co., are n u .';-
arid are prepared to furnish ou short notice. W
I Carriages and S eighs, of all descriptions and ol t .
: test and most approved style, and of the best mai.
! at the old stand opposite the Union House, in tl.
I tral part of Alba Borough, Bradford County, Pa.
The public are assured that the reputation the -h ■
has acquired during the last six years under the ■:,
intendeuce of J . H. Fellows, will be more than
tained, as he will superintend the work as here!'
i having long been and having had much experience j. ;
Carriage and Sleigh Buildei would assure the p....,
that .10 pains will he spared by the above firm t>
the establishment worthy of their patronage. Thai
i as one of the old firm for the patronage thus far ex'tsi
ded, we hope to merit a continuance ot the same.
N. B.—We, the undersigned, being praiti cal me
j ies,can manufacture and offer to the public at p::u
that will defy competition. JAMES H. FELUGY*
Alba Borough, April 15, 1866. ly.
i The subscriber will be tea dy about the loth of Ma
; 1866, to receive and manufacture into a prime aui ie :
Cheese all the milk that may be delivered at his Fa try
j The is the proper m tuner in win. h t-. pre
i pare rennet: Let the call suck the cow for at least :
' days, then take him off, and put him in a ciean |.*e
kill the call in 15 hours after sucking, take •'
i net, fill it with salt, hang it in a dry place. The rennet
must not be washed.
Feb. 27,'66. A.A.STJOBN
land age of seeds cannot be told by t -t-ira:-:it
| ance. it is of course desirable to purchase only - J
j are known to be reliable. It will require 1
I flection 1 thmk to convince any person that a : -e
j that sends seeds all over the country to be sola on r '
| mission, taking back all unsold, is less likeiv to t:.r eh
I good seeds, than one which sells their seeds .: ir.fct.
j thus having no old seeds on hand. l ast sea- -i - -
I a quantity ol Buist's Celebrated Seeds and !!:>.->- Re
tried them 1 think will not be satisfied to return '.<■• 'k
old stock of commission seeds.
I have t his season a large stock of the same kind t
seeds, and i hope to be able to supply all who ■ i try
them with first class fresh and reliable seed
March 7, '66. K. T. FOX.
-L> PA.
Respectfully announces to the ladies ol V.'y \ :.!
vicinity, that'she bus just received a selectee
ot new style Huts, Caps, Bonnets, Ac. A- 1 a We
vaiiety ol Ribbons, Laces, Flowers, Silk,-. Crape-
Veils. and numerous othor articles, at price- I - -
who favor her with a call. Custom work ol kind
done, and satisfaction giveu. Residence at the < i
York Homestead, near M. J. Coolbaugh's.
Wysox, May 1, '66.—4w
. State of Pennsylvania, will meet in Wilkr- ere u
j the 13th day of June next at 10 o'clock a. m. I't c.'.w
upon arriving in Wilkesbarre. are reauestcd i. r .r'
immediately at the office of the Wyom'ing Vail, v
where the committee on Reception will be in at'.cu--nee-
Efforts are making to secure commutation tiiiei- • ■
the various Rrilroads leading from diffeicitt p -hits in
the State to Wilkesbarre.
By order of the Com. of Arrangement. _
Ac., for sale at the
i Early Winningstuddt, Ox heart, sugar loaf. -r
--| York Cabbage, 8 cents per dozen ; Early and "■ Cam;
: flowers, 8 cents per dozen ; Large smooth, I • I-.inn.
J perfected, red and yellow Tomato, 10 cents n . -en :
| Egg plauts, and sweet and bell shaped Pep;-. :- ! eD j*
per dozen ; Melons and Cucumbers, in pots- '-' at .
including pots ; Celery and all kinds ot late t'.b '
cents per 100.
All plants will be nicely packed in moss, and r -
sent to any part of this and adjoining counties. wit" P e!
feet safety.
j For sale Cheap. Enquire at the Garden,
i Towanda, April 17, 1866.
Miller to tend a Grist Mill. Apply to
| Dushore, Sullivan Co., Pa.,
Orwell, Bradlord Co., Pa., will promptly attend to a*
business in his Due. Particular attention given tor •
ning and establishing old or disputed lines. A,-* -
surveying of all unpattented lands m soon a 4 wa'
I are obtained.
May 17, 1866. .
SEEDS for sale by ~( )v
March 7, 66'. E. T.