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Ntros from all Nations.
—On Wednesday a man with his
wift and child were crossing the Bt. Law
rence River on the ice in a sleigh,at Corn
will. Canada, when the ice gave way under
them. An Indian ran to the spot, but the
in in, woman, horse and sleigh had disap
peared. The child was found on the ice
near the place, where it had doubtless been
shrown by its mother.
—Mary Lynch, a servant employ
ed in the family of Nathan Lazarus, at Hart
lord, Conn., has been arrested on suspicion
oi having poisoned his four children. The
children are yet suffering, and the recovery
of them is still a matter of doubt
—Samuel Tate, Jr . a well-known
flour merchdut of Dayton, Ohio, was way
laid on Wednesday evening, on a bridge
near his mill. He was shot down and rob
bed, and it is thought ire ran uot recover.
There is no clue to the murderers.
—Lieut. Roberts, United ritates
Aruiy, who Las been confined to his room,
in 1 redericksburgli, for the last three
months, died on Sunday night. His dis
ease was consumption. Lieut. Roberts was
attached to the Freedmen's Bureau.
—Mr. G. Roberts, an old aud re
spected druggist, of Columbus. Ohio, com
mitted suicide by hanging himself to his
bed-post. He had previously exhibited
symptoms of insanity.
—The house of a Mr. Heckle, at
Cleveland, Ohio, was burned on Wednesday
night, and his five children perished in the
—Adjt.-Geu. Hodson, of Maine, has
ie.iigued, and Gen. John C. Cad well, of
Eds vorth, has been appointed to fill the va
—The rebel general, R. E. Lee, ad
vises a prompt acquiescence in the Congres
sional reconstruction bill.
—The Winter Garden Theatre, in
New York, was destroyed by fire on Satur
day last. Edwin Booth lost $lOO,OOO. No
— Mr James H. Campbell, Minister
to Stockholm, lias been superceded by the
appointment of Gen. Bartlett.
—A Third Avenue car, in New
York, started before a passenger got off. and
he vras badly injured. The court gave bim
—The Supreme Court of Tennessee
Las given a unanimous opinion sustaining
the constitutionality of the law disfranchis
-—The marks of the Union artillery
are still visible on the fronts ot buildings in
Charleston, S. C., and but little of the burnt
district has been rebuilt.
Theodore Clay,son of Henry Clay
has for over thirty years been an inmate of
the lunatic asylum, at Lexington, Ky. He
became insane from disappointed affection.
—lt is announced that the Empe
ror Napoleon favors the confederation of the
Government of Trance. Holland, Belgium,
and Switzerland, against Prussia.
—A collision on the railroad, near
Woodstock, C. "VY., on the 23d, killed the
mail agent and scalded the conductor badly.
The express car was burned, with a safe,
—The election for delegates to the
New York Constitutional Convention will
take place on the fourth Tuesday in April.
All adult male citizens vote except rebels
—A lawyer iu New York, named
McT'arland, became jealous of his wife and
shot Mr. A. I). Richardson, formerly repor
ter on the Tribiutt, as the latter was eseort
ing Mrs. McFarland, ( who is an actress)
horn' from the theatre. Nobody killed.
—A womau at Maroa, on the Cen
tral Railroad, south of Clinton, 111., recent
ly sold her hair for two dollars, to purchase
a set of brass jewelry. If she had traded
her brains for it. the jewelry man would
have been cheated.
—A whole railroad train was rec
ently seized on the Eastern Prussian State
Railway, because of some irregularity in
paying duty on goods. The company was
fined $2,500 before the goods were released.
—A few days ago, Joseph Bartho
lomew was murdered and robbed in McDon
ough county, Illinois. A few weeks before,
his brother George was murdered under
similar circumstances, in Virginia, and on
the 16th inst., his brother Cyrus committed
nnicide in St. Josephs, Missouri.
—Four prisoners escaped from the
Cattaraugus County Jail on.the 6th inst.—
When the jailor went in to lock them in
their cells for the night, they fell upon and
overpowered him and made their escape by
the door before his wife could close it.—
fheir names are Geo. Swartout,Tom Griffin,
-Tames Slater, Frank Reynolds.
—The Buffalo Express says that
Charles Prefifer, aged twelve years, Jonathan
V. Williams, of the same age, and Frank D.
Pryor, aged thirteen, arrived in that city
Monday, from Ithaca, and registered them
selves at the Southern Hotel. A telegram
asking for their detention was received by
the police authorities, and they were appre
hended and the next day delivered into the
custody of an elder brother of one of the
lads, who took them back to Ithaca. They
told the police their destination was Chica
—The jury in the case of Fred L.
YVentz, indicted for incendiarism, at Bing
ham toe, after abont fourteen hours deliber
ation, brought in a verdict of Guilty, (in
Thursday morning, the -21 st inst. Sentence
is deferred till the next general term of the
Supremo Court, that Court having jurisdic
tion of the case, and having directed it to
be tried at their circut. The lightest penal
ty is seven years, and the heaviest eleven
years, in the State's prison.
—Saturday night a little boy four
years of age, son of Jatnes Haynes,of Frunk
linville, Cattaraugus Co. X. Y., placed his
mouth over the spout of a tea kettle which
sat on the stove, and inhaled the hot steam
into hw lungs, burning himself so badly
that he died during the night-
—A destructive fire occurred in
Drydeu village, Tompkins Co. N, Y., about
a quarter past one, on Sunday morning last,
destroying the Blodgett Hotel, and Mr. I'et
igrove's dwelling house and barn. Fitts &
Bouton, dry goods ; Burgess & Chadwick,
druggists ; Eli Draper, grocer,were ull driv
en out, s&ring the greater portion of their
stock, although more or less in a damaged
—The British House of Parliament
hftb agreed to guarantee the Canadian rail
The Emperor ol Austria will be
crowned King of Hungary, at Pestb, in July.
—The trial of Jeff. Davis, it is ru
mored in Washington, will take place in
Towauda, Thursday, April 4,1867.
In no one thing has the disloyalty
of the copperhead press, and its gen
eral hideousness, been made more
manifest—not even in its open efforts
to aid the South wheu warring on the
country —than its attempts to per
suade the late rebels to resist the re
cent act of Congress—known as the
re-construction law—even to the
taking up oi arms. One can not
open these journals without fiudiug
them filled with despicable abuse of
Cougress, and instructions to tire
South how to evade the re-construc
tion act. It is designated as tyraui
cal in the extreme, aud so oppressive
that the p jople whom it effects will
be justified iu making an appeal to
arms to resit its operations. The
loss of life and of treasure, the de
vastation and ruin which has over
whelmed the South, and the bloody
track left in every northern state, and
still so clearly visible, by the rebel
lion just ended, is not enough to sat
iate copperhead thirst for blood. It
cries for more. It seeks new devices
to rouse more strife aud war. Its
mendacious ferocity prompts it to
distort every act of Congress, iu or
der to beget hate for the law-making
power of the government. And when
distortion and falsehood fail, it open
ly advises the South to fight again.
And the cowardly hypocrites who
aided the copperhead journals, claim
at the same time, to be the peace
party and the only loyal party in the
In advising the Southern people to
renow the conflict, these astute cop
perhead editors seem to forget that
almost every mau in the South capa
ble of bearing arms, is a paroled
prisoner of war. By the terms on
which the rebel generals surrender
ed, every man in their armies pledg
ed himself ou oath, not to bear arms
against the United States. Another
rebellion therefore, would not only
involve treason, but the violation of
this solemn oath.
We are glad that the more sensi
ble portion of the Southern people
are thinking and acting for them
selves on this re-construction mea
sure. They discover that the act it
self is not only not the thing it-is
represented to be by the northern
copperhead press, but that, upon the
whole, it is a reasonable and a prac
ticable measure. So that the advice
ol the northern sympathisers with
rebellion, is not likely to be follow
ed. In every part of the South, ex
cept we believe Texas, measures have
been taken, by the people themselves
—leading rebels included—to comply
with the act of Congress. One of
these demonstrations was recently
made iu Charleston, South Carolina,
the old hot-bed of Secession, at which
Gen. Wade Hampton, an ex U. S
Senator, and a general in the rebel
army, and one of the bitterest and
one of the ablest ol southern states
men, made a speech in favor of the
re-construction measure, promising to
be one of the foremost in giving it
affect. He was followed by W. T.
Pesuussure, Edward Arthur, the Hon.
W. J. Talley and James G. Gibbs, all
leading rebels, and all urging com
pliance with the act of Congress.—
We repeat, we rejoice to see this
spirit developed, and more yet, to see
it grow and spread as it is. If it
continues as it has begun, the late
rebel states will soon again be in
their places in the Union, with a
greatly increased representation in
Congress, and therefore, an increased
influence and power ; and all true
lovers of the Union will rejoice at
this, it the South will only be loyal
to the Government.
The election held on Monday in
Connecticut, resulted in the success
of ENGLISH, copperhead, over HAWLEY,
the present Governor, by a majority
HCBBARD in the First, HOTCHKINS in
the Second,and WM. H. BARNUM in the
Fourth, all Democrats, are elected.
The Republicans elect STARKWEATH
ER to Congress in the Third District.
The Democrats will probably have
one majority in the State Senate.
The House is Republican.
The Springfield Republican^ Mass.,)
a few days since published a detailed
account ot six cases of tricbinee spi
ralis which occurred in that city.
The same paper says the disease is
not confined to the Rausley Hall
family. A sou of the late Joseph
Solace i 6 afflicted with it, as is also a
Mr. Norton, who lives in the same
vicinity. Both of these persons
have eaten ham obtained at the store
where the Halls purchased theirs.
All of this family are now comfort
able, except Mrs. Hall, whose condi
tion is still extremely critical. As
showing how enormous is the num
ber of the trichitc, it is estimated
that those on the small piece of mus
cle taken from the limb of the de
ceased girl were distributed at the
rate of 50,000 per square inch. The
number in the entire body must con- i
sequeutly be many millions. A piece
of the muscle has been sent to Prof.
REJECTED. —The Senate has reject
ed the nomination of Col. ALLEN MC
KLAN, as Postmaster at this place.
MR. DTEVEXS' CONFISCATION BILL.
The bill relating to the Confiscation
of rebel property, which Mr. Stevens
recently introduced in the .Lower
House of Congress,: contains nine
sections, as follows, viz : The first
clause provides for a general forfeit
ure of all public lands in the exclud
ed States, the second clause for the
seizure of property deemed forfeited
under the act of July 17th, 18' ii. the
third clause for the appointment of a
commission to condemn property, the
fourth for the distribution of lands to
emancipated negroes, the fifth for the
"erection of buildings on the said
homesteads for tie n of said blacks,*
the sixth providing whose property
shall be exempt from confiscation, the
seventh, eighth and ninth provide for
redemption of properly, and for little
details of execution. How strange
it is that President Johnson suggest
ed all the points iu this bill of Mr.
Stevens. The following is from a
speech of Mr. JOHNSON, delivered
April 21st, ISCS :
Treason must be made odious ; trai
tors must be punished and impover
ished ; they must notoniy be punish
ed, but their social power must be
destroyed ; and after making treason
odious, every Union man and the
Government should be remunerated
out of the pockets of those who have
inflicted this suffering upon tire coun
The Philadelphia North Anient-nn,
in speaking uf this bill, says lhat
however Republicans may disagree
respecting it, there is one point in it
upon which they ought all to be able
to agree. We allnde to the first sec
tion, wherein it is provided that the
public lands of the ten rebellious
States shall be confiscated. This is
a matter that Las hitherto escaped
the attention of all our public men
except Mr. STEVENS, and we doubt
not that many who read his speech
will feel surprise that no one has an
ticipated him in this capita! method
of making the Gulf States pay us,
to some extent, for the injuries they
indicted upon us during the war. In
the case of Texas, to which he calls
special attention, there surely should
be no delay whatever in availing
ourselves of the opportunity to con
fiscate the remainder of that public
domain which she reserved to herself
at the time of her annexation as a
guarantee for the payment ol her
debt—that very debt that was subse
quently forced upon us as a national
burden by the Compromise of 1S 50.
Of all the States eoucerned in the
late rebellion, Texas escaped with
the least punishment. All the at
tempts made to carry the war iuto
her territory proved abortive, and
the long and desperate struggles iu
the south-west were mainly sustained
upon resources derived from her. The
contraband trade with Europe, thro'
Mexico, was carried on by her. The
droves of beeves upon which the re
bel armies fed were furnished by her.
And at the close of the war, after ail
the rebel armies elsewhere had sur
rendered, the Texan rebellion was
still intact. These people, having
felt little or nothing of the horrors
of the war, have remained incorrigi
bly disloyal and defiant, and although
we have all recognized thit some
punishment ought to be used to bring
them to their seuses, none that was
feasible could be thought of.
It was asserted, by those who pro
fess to know, that Texas had profited
by the war to such au extent that
her population is now double what it
was in the year 1800. Thither have
gone the very worst rebels from oth
er States, and especially from Mis
souri, Tennessee and Arkansas. The
State had a large loyal population
when the war broke out, especially
among the Germans of western Texas,
but a frightful reign of terror was
established to crush out Unionism,
and numberless patriotic citizens lell
victims to it
It would, therefore, be uothing
more than right that we should pun
ish this State for her treason by con
fiscating her public lands, and the
more so because then these lands
would be opened to actual settlers
free of cost under the operations of
the Homestead law, which cannot
otherwise be tue case. By the sup
plement to that law, enacted by the
last Cougress, all the public lauds
owned by the national government
in the Gulf States, were thrown open
to actual settlers under the act. It
is now proper to resume possession
of all lands held by rebel States in
order to extend to all such the same
provision, so that we may encourage
the increase of that independant class
of small landholders which has been
the crying need of the aristocracy
Mr. Stevens estimates the amount
of lands that will fall into the hands
of the national government by this
provision, at two huudred millions of
acres, an item decidedly worth con
sidering in these times, and sufficient
to enable us to create a great ele
ment in the south autagonistic to the
plantation aristocracy. We cannot
refrain from expressing our regret
that this first section of the pending
bill caunot be made into a separate
act, and passed at once upon its own
CONGRESS— Ad J on Saturday
last, to meet again on the 3d day of
July. The Senate was called togeth
er to consider appoiutmeats by the
Men are being enlisted in Ha
vana for Maximilian's army.
Special Correspondence OF Tar B&ADFOBD
HABIHS&I'BO, Pa., April 1, IBFI7.
The supplement to th< General License
Law he.'- been finally pa -< d ami received
the approval and signature of the Governor.
In a former letter J gave an outline of the
supplement, and it is therefore unnecessary
to repeat a detail of its provisions. All li- >
censes to retail liquor, li.gei beer, etc., as
well as euting house licenses must now be j
obtained from the Court, and not from the I
County Treasurer. Petitions must be sign- I
ed by twelve citizens, and remonstrances
against granting li- • use in any case will be i
heard by the Court. No Jonbt some good '
will be done by the new Lea, as many of the j
keepers of lo < i--wjll beniubh to obtain j
I recently referred to tin passage of a bill
! extending the provisions of an act relating !
to corporations for mechanical, mining and
quarrying purposes, to fin insurance corn
panics. When this bill came before the
Governor for his signature, his Excellency
vetoed it with a promptness alike creditable
to his head and heart. He set for his rea
sons for this course in an admirably written
message giving unmistakable evidence that
we have a Governor who knows his duty,
and knowing, dare perform it. The latter
fact was also fully demonstrated when the
hill granting immense privileges upon the
I Pennsylvania Railroad Company was vetoed
Iby Governor GEAUV. The Senate re-passed
j the bill, over the veto, but the House did not,
! deeming prudence "the better part of val-
I or," and a general revision of the V)ill took
i place, modifying it materially and removing
i the principal objections urged by His Ex
cellency, after which it was passed and was
promptly signed and approved.
The Jury Bill has been passe d finally, and
will doubtless receive the Governor's sigua
ere this letter appears in print. This is a
righteous bill, inasmuch as it provides for
the impartial selection of jurors without re
spect to political parties. Heretolore—es
pecially w here Copptrheadism predominates
—it has been customary to have the jurors
composed almost exclusively of persons be
longing to the same party. This was not
right. Juslici demands that juries be com
posed of men of nU parties, and that there
I shall be no screening of villains by jurors of
f his own political view s. The new law will
, guarantee impartiality, as the Jury Commis
j sioncrs to be selected annually must be
i chosi n from both political organizations, as
i are inspectors of elections. It is believed
■ the nc w law will have a most salutary effect,
I and tliat hereafter when a copperhead mur
! derer or other criminal is brought into
i court for trial he may not be acquitt< d by a
| copperhead jury. On the other hand, it w ill
i stop the cry of " stuffed jury boxes," raised
by the tops, wlian orn of their number is
convicted by a republican jury iu a republi
Col. J'iivNK Jubdak has issued a call for a
meeting ot the Republican State Central
Committee, to be h< Id in this city on Tues
day, the 9th ilay of April. It ih understood
that the principal business to be transacted
by the Committee, is the selection of n day
for holding the Union State Convention.—
There shonld be a full attendance of the
members of the Committee. The forth
coming campaign will be one of no little in
terest. The question is not " who shall be
chosen Supreme Judge V a-" shall the Re
publican succeed at the next general elec
tion ?" It therefore behooves each and ev
ery member of the Committee to be present,
so that the proceedings of the meeting may
be conducted with an eyesingle to the forth
coming campaign. If thi- letter should
come to the notice of any member of the
Committee referred to, let him at once per
fect his arrangements to visit tlarrisburg on
the 9th of April, and then make it his bnsi
ness to be at the meeting of the State Cen
tral Committee of the great Union Republi
An act to change iht venne in the case of
G. W. Scofield vs. Martin Brnnges, from the
Court of Common Pleas of Wyoming coun
ty, came up for action in the House, the oth
er day. but was laid aside.
Elovc u petitions, numerously signed by
citizens of Sullivan county, praying that tire
venue in the case of Jesse McCarty, and oth
ers. election officers of Elkland district in
said county, changed under a recent act to
the county of Bradford, be changed to Ly
coming county, were presented in the Sen
ate and referred to the Committee on the
Judiciary Local. A bill on the subject was
also read in the Senate by Mr. Jackson and
referred to the same Committee.
A petition from citizens of Dushore bo
rough, Sullivan county, askiug for the pass
age of an act providing that the election of
corporate officers of said borough be held on
the third Friday of July, instead of the first
Monday in Yugust. Ih forred to Committee
on Election Districts. Mi. Jackson bubse
quetly read a bill on the same subject, aud
it was referred to the Committee on Lorpor
The members of the Legislature have vo
ted themselves $1,350 each for the session.
Let the people—the tax-payers—remember
Personal and Political
—At a recent election in Italy Gar
ibaldi was leturned iroin three different [da
ces. He is not in accord with the Govern
ment on the Roman question, he insisting
on the union ol Roino with Italy, even i' it
cost a war with France, and is opposed to
contemn:■ large property donations on toe
priesthood. H> may yet give Victor Eman
—A correspondent of the Oermaa
toir> T"!?'jr<iph La.s prepared the following
comparative table showing tb politiculrev
olution in the northern tier of counties in
Pennsylvania during the last twenty-five
years. It gives the majorities in the coun
ties named for Shunk and Markle in 1811
and for Geary in 1866 :
Shunk. Markk. (Jlymer
Bradford . 558 3856
Crawford 510 1745
Erie .. 1294 3188
Jefferson 110 103
McKean 109 103
Potter 205 720
Susquehanna 707 2448
Tioga 960 3161
Venango 356 917
Warren 264 1115
3855 1564 10.426
Deduct Erie 1284 Add Shunk 2,661
SLunk's maj.2661 Gain, 19,086
As thi* great change was caused by the
Democratic hue and cry ag viust the "nig
ger,' the present Copperhead leaders can
cipher out how long it will take to regain
their lost power by a continuance in the
—The Wisconsin Assembly has
passed, by a vote of 63 to 22, a resolution
to snbmit to the people the question of ex
tending the suffrage to women! There is a
good chance that its Senate will agree to
the resolution, and the question be thus
outspread for discussion before the people.
—After a protracted debate, tlie
Ohio Senate on Wedr.esdoy, passed by a
vote of 23 to 11 the long-ponding re solution
submitting to the voters of the State, at the
election next October, the question of amen
ding the Constitution by strikiug out the
restriction of suffrage on aoconnt of color.
One Republican voted against the regulation
end two Democrats were absent. It now
goes to the House for its concurred •••.
—The .Senate Thursday rejected
the nominations of Gen. Frank P. Blair as
Minister to Austria,and Gen. H. W. Slocum
as Naval Officer of the Port of New-York.
—Gov. Pattou, of Alabama, has
published a long letter, in which he advises
the people to accept the terms proposed by-
Congress for reconstruction cheerfully, and
carry ont the law faithfully.
—AlexauderC'. Mullin, at one time
private Secretary of the late Governor, has
been rejected for confirmation as Collector
of Internal Revenue in the Cambria Dis
—lt is contide ltly announced by
those who have every opportunity to know,
that three-fourths of the Southern Congres
sional districts can be carried by Repnbli
can candidates. This belief is based, of
conrse on the principle of impartial suf
—The Teuuessee Democrats have
invited the colored people to send dele
gates to the Conservative State Convention,
that is to assemble on the 16th of April.—
How circumstances do alter cases.
—Col. Frank Jordan has issued a
' call for a meeting of the Republican State
I Central Committee, at the Loehiei House,
; Ha'risbnrg, on the 9th of April. Theprin-
I cipal object of assembling the Committee
on that occasion is to fix a time for holding
the Republican Sute Convention for 1867.
i It is tbo earnest desire ot Col. Jordan, Chai
rman of the Committee, that all i s members
be present, as it is possible that other busi
ness men of importance may be brought up
A convention of whites and
blacks has been in otssiou two days at lis 1-
j eigh, N. C., ami Ice- formed a Republican
THE LK SK.SK LAW-
Under the new Licmiae Law. appli
cation lor hotel and restauraut licen
ses must be filed with the prothono
tary before the 17th d iy of April next.
Uuless this is done no licenses can be
granted for the ensuiug year.
I Ali restaurant licenses taken out
since the 22th of March, are void, a"s
the new bill became a law on that
The movement for inaugurating a
Republican campaign in the south,
says a Washington dispatch, is gain
ing strength. There is talk of hold
ing a meeting of leading members of
Congress for consultation iu regard
to the matter. Gentleman who have
given attention thereto are confident
that with proper effort North Caro
lina, South Carolina, Alabama, Louis
iana and Mississippi can be carried
into the interest of Republic tuism,
and that a majority of the congress
, ional districts iu other rebel States
cau also be secured for the same side.
M neyed men from the north have ex
pressed willingness to contribute
money to pay tbe necessary expen
ses of such a campaign, and several
gentlemen of ability and experience
as speakers are ready to enter the
field if the movement is properly or
i ganized and sustained.
A SNAKE IN A WOMAN'S STOMAOH.
The wife of Mr. Parker, who re
cently purchased an interest in the
| A mimosa stone quarry, has been
made cognizant of the terrible truth
that she has within her stomach a
liviug snake or lizard. For the past
live hears she has suffered almost
everything possible for a humau be
ing, aud was supposed to be gradu
ally dying with consumption. Some
two weeks since a German physician
from Lisbou. Linn county, beiug in
towu, was requested to make an ex
amination into ner ease to see if auy
remedy coul 1 be devised to relieve
her intense sufferings.
The physician visited her aud be
came at once satisfied that there was
a living animal within her stomach.
On last Thursday the starvation pro
cess was begun and continued lor
five days, little or no nourishment be
iug taken. During this time the aui-*
rnal repeatedly moved upward and
into the throat producing terrible and
i almost fatal strangulation, aud ruak
iug it necessary to administer salt to
| drive it downward. At such times
the lower pact of the throat would
be pressed outward in a most per
: ceptible aud revolting manner.
On Monday last the attempt was
made to dislodge the loathsome crea
; ture by placing a pan of heated milk
near the patient's mouth aud permitt
ing her to inhale the steam. A poul
tice of onious and garlic was applied
to the stomach but, through mis
j understanding, the ouious were cook
ed aud their strength thereby mostly
destroyed. The expei iment,however,
was tried, hut the animal moved up
1 only a short distance, a green slime
• being emitted from the mouth.
Ttie patient is greatly prostrated
by abstiueuce aud terrible suffering,
but another effort will soou be made
to relieve her, although it seems al
most cer'ain that the animal, what
i ever it is, has grown so large as to
. make its egress through the throat
; impossible. Wc understand that the
patient believed her tormentor to be
i a snake !
The case is attracting great inter
est, aud any new developments will
be carefully noted for the benefit of
our readers.— Anamosa (Iowa) Eu
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE AGENCY.—
In answer to the request of a mem
ber of Pennsylvania Legislature for
an opinion as to the expediency of
continuing the State Agency in Wash
ington for the collection of pensions,
&c., the Commissioner of Pensions,
after acknowledging the great value
of such agencies during the war, and
for a time subsequent to its close,
"The evidence to establish pen
sion claims, except what is invaria
bly procured by this office, from the
Executive department, iqust now be
obtained in tho localities where the
claimants reside ; and pensions are
also paid at agencies within the sev
eral States, and not here in general.
To transmit such evidence uud ap
plication through an agcm y here
does not facilitate but rather de ! ays
actiou thereon, and it may justly be
regarded as an unnecessary circum
locution. TLe fact was otherwise
when large numbers of soldiers were
here or passing through the city on
tber way Rome, and liable to fall in
to the Lauds of unworthy solicitors
THE GENERAL BANKRUPT LAW.
One of the acts of Congress which
closed on the 4th of March, was the
passage of a general bankrupt, law.
Tniß measure has been agitated for
several years past, but lias always
failed to secure sufficient support un
til this winter. It became a law dur
ing the closing hours of Congress.
The new law is intended for the re
lief of honest debtors. Under its
provisions, any person whose debts
exceed the sum of three hundred
dollars, may become a voluntarily
bankrupt, and be relieved from the
claims of creditors 1 v the delivery
for distribution of a'l bis assets.
The proceedings for the discharge
of bankrupts by this law are placed
under the supervision of the United
States Circuit Courts, with a subor
dinate supervisory officer to be ap
pointed in each Congressional Dis
trict to be appointed by the Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court to be
called a Register. To the Register
the pariy desiring to avail himself
of the bankrupt law makes applica
tion,and by the creditors an assignee
is appointed into whose bauds the
bankrupt turns all his property for
The bankrupt can reserve to him
self household and kitchen furniture
and such other articles as fie may
choose, not exceeding in value Jive
hundred dollars, also the wt ariug
apparel of himself and family equip
ments if he had any, and such other
property as may be exempted trom
attachment and seizure under the
iaws ot his State
Distribution of the assets of the
bankrupt is made in the following
order : all costs of the proceedings
in bankruptcy ; all debts due the
United States ; all debts due the
State ; wages due to auy employee
of the bankrupt for a period not ex
ceeding six months immediately pre
ceding the commencement ol proceed
ings in bankruptcy,and to an amount
not exceeding £50,000. 'J'he balance
to other creditors according to the
amount of their claims, and without
preference on account of date or any
The bankrupt then receives from
the Court a certificate ol discharge !
and cau commence the world auew '
iu business relations without fear of 1
old and unsatisfied judgments. No i
bankrupt cau avail himself a second j
time of the provisions of the law,un- !
less his assets will reach seventy per !
cent, ol his debts. All debtors whose
claims have been credited by failure i
in a fiduciary capacity are precluded '
from relief under this act
The law is only intended for the re-'
lief of honest debtors. Hence, iu or-1
der to avad himself of its benefits,
tbe party must make a fair, full and
bona Jide delivery to the assignee for !
the benefit of his creditors, of all his j
efforts, otherwise he is debarred from
the benefit of the law, and made li
able to heavy penalties beside. All
fraudulent proceedings designed to j
defraud a creditor at the expense of 1
any other, will not entitle debtors to
the relief extended by the law, but
aie positively forbidden.
The law is ot course very lengthy,
and embraces many details, but the
above are its leading provisions. It
will be well for the public to become
familiar with and remember them, for
they closely concern every bussiness
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY IN THE SOPTH.
—The Mobile Times improved the oc
casion ol Washington's birthday to
indulge in the following amusing
rhetorical flight :
He was born, he lived, he died a
slaveholder and it is because he was
a slaveholder that his life was purer,
his mind more free, his soul more as
piring, than ever was known in any
other great man. We now witness
the day held so sacred to all the na
tions of the earth, lost in oblivion
among those who were intended to be
the direct inheritors of the blessings
it secured, aud the memory of his
sainted mother, dragged into the
mire of blasphemous curses by the
vilest off-springs of abolitionism. To
day, also, is the fifth anniversary, of
the inauguration of the "permanent''
Government of the late Confederate
States of America—a nation which,
like a dazzling meteor, has illumin
ated the* political sky of this century
and pissed Irom the glance of the
world, leaving behind a track of glory,
a halo of wisdom, statesmanship,
bravery and devotion, unequalled in
the annals of the world.
THE Petersburg (\ a.) Times of the
22d nit., speaks thus of the sacred
day and the immortal patriot whose
birth it commemorates :
"George Washington's natal day
has come again. Better for the
South had he never been born, and
that for three generations this people,
now hopelessly enslaved,* had been
learning to oear the mild despotism
of—the British crown."
Can there bo any question as to
the absolute necessity of military
rule in a pection where leading newt
papers boldly publish such unblush
ing blasphemy ? If sentiments of
patriotism—if regard for the memory
of one whom we all love aud revere
are not strong enough to shield bis
name Irom abuse ] it even the grave
do not shield him from base assault.
Let the "strong arm" come down ou
such wiih power.
• Ncu) vliiDcrttsemcntg.
ANT E D !
5,000 CORDS HEMLOCK BARK I
The Towanda Tanning Company wilt pay the
highest r rice lor Bark delivered at their Tan
nery at Greenwood the ensuing season.
The Superintendent wiil b? happy at all ttmeg
to give instructions or information as the peel
ing and curing Bark.
Proposals a e invite 1 for the turaishlng and
laying down of 4,000 leet Pine Water P pe or
Tubing. JAS. B. HOWE,
Towanda, April 1, 1667. Superintendent.
POWELL & CO..
Erenow receiving their first
: i j 3L .. . :
Purchased dcring the
LATE PA NI C
DK i GUODS MARKET,
And in© iintr nffit.ug their Goods at a
ORPHAN'S COURT SALE—By
virtue of an order of tbe Orphan's Court
: ot Brodlord County, the undersigned adminis
traUMs ot tbe estate of James V. Grace, late
of Springfield tvrp., dec'd., will expose to pnb-
J lie sale on tbe premises, on SATURDAY, APRIL
, -i, 1867, at 2 o'clock, p. m., tbe u lP.wing des
j criued lot, piece or parcel of land situate in
: Springtie.d twp.. bounded as follows : On the
; north by the highway leading Irom Leona P. o.
; to Pie.is.rnt Valley, md Ambrose Grace's land.
I east by Russell b Young, William Grace and
> Lewis Beach's land ; south by William Grace
| and William Young's land, west by lands be
! longing o Clark S Grace aud Ambrose Grace.
| containing about 100 acres more or leas, wbere
j <>n is situated one irame dwelling bouse and
; irumc bun.
TERM S—sso to be paid at tbe time of sale,
IfinO upon confirmation, and tbe balance in six
aud twelve mouths, with interest from date o.
C HARLOT IE GRACE,
April '2. 1867. Administrators.
AUDITOR'S NOTICE.— In the mat
ter of the estate of lioderick H'dhams d'd
In ihe Urphau's Court ot litadiord County.
The undersigned an auditor appointed by said
Court to distribute money in the hands of Ex
ecutois.as fhuwn by their partial account, will
attend to the duties of his appointment at his
office in the Borough ot Towanda, on Friday,
the 26th day ot April, 1867, at 2 o'clock, p. m
where all persons having claims upon said mo
nies will attend or lorever be debarred from
the sam 2. ELHANAN" SMI I'd,
April I, lsb,'. Auditor.
L^XAMINATIONS. —I will attend
LJ tor the purpose ot holding special public
1 examinations ol teachers at Troy puulic school
! house. Friday. April 26. Towanda public school
house.Saturday. April 27 ; Orwell Hill public
j schooi house, Tuesday, April 60 ; Towanda pub
! lie school house, May 11 and 12.
The usual request irom directors (see School
j Law page 130) will l e required
j Certificates will be gr nted for summer term
Those wiihont valid excuse for not attending
last lall, need not apply.
Candidates must he present at 10, a. m.
Valid certificates, must in all cases be pro
cured before commencing school term.
0. J. CHUBBUCK,
April 1. 1867.—3w. . County Supt.
JK \ AUGHAN Architect and
• liuitder —All kinds of Architectural de
>igns furnished. Uruamental work in Stone,
iron and Wood. Office op Ma'n street, over
Husse 1 A Co.'a Bank. Attention given to Ru
ral Architecture, such as laying out of grounds,
■ .V'', April 1,1867 ly.
I'AVEKN PROPERTY FOR SALE
Tbe tubscrioer otters for sale bis Tavern
I'ropeity, situated in Wysox township, opposite
tbe borough 01 Towanda, withiu a few rods of
the bridge. The buildings are commodious,
ana well arranged and ihe location an excellent
one. Possessiou will be given immediately.
For terms apply to G D. Moot anye, Towanda,
or to tbe subscriber at Myersburg."
WM. VAX BRUNT.
, April 3, IK67.—3tu.
EXECUTOR'S NOTlCE.—Notice is
Li hereby giveu that all persons indebted to
the estate of John llolleuhack. dee'd., late
ot Wyalusing, are requested to make immedi
ate payment without delay, and those having
claims against said estate must present them
duly authenticated for -ettlemeut.
L. P. bTALFORD,
March 2-t, 1867. Executor.
ADMIN IS'RS NOTlCE.—Notice is
hereby given that all persons indebted to
the estate ot 'iboinas A. Burlingante dec'd.,late of
Burliagton, are requested to make payment
wilhuut delay, and tuose having claims against
sa d estate inuit present them duly authentica
ted for settlement.
March 28,1867. Adminis'rator.
QUEAP PASSAGE FROM 01110
IRELAND OR ENGLAND !
GNOS.A co.'S LINK or STEAMSHIPS PROM oa TO
qt'KENSTOWN OP LIVERPOOL.
Williams & Onion's old "Black Star Line' 1 o!
Liverpool Backets, sailing every week.
Swallow-tail Line of Packets from or to lam
don, sailing twice a montti.
Remittances to Eugland, Ireland an d Scotland
payable on demand.
For further particulars, apply to Williams t
Onion, 28 Broadway, New-Yor ~ or
0. P- MASON & CO., Bankers,
Oct, 1, 1*66, Towanda.Pa,
rjp OHUCO & OHiA R s
Wholesale and Retail t
RWTMLL <Y COMPTON S
Pit- - r -onfh of the Find National Bank,
MAIN STREET, TOW AN DA, PA.
BRANDS OP TOBACCO—CH SWING.
Gold Leaf, Bonny Side, Pine Apple, Michigan
Fig, Rose Leaf and Star, which we ofier for =ale
in quantities to suit customer*. Packages in
Barrels, hall's and quarters.
BRAND* OF CIGAR*.
American Eagle. Gen. Grant, Leboque', lui
perio, Tycoon and tbe very choicest brands oi
The celebrated Lone Jack, Pride or the IV
ted States, Virginistie .Gold Leaf, Navy and *.!
kinds ot Kiliicknick.
Landlords supplied with Cigars and Foil To
bacco on liberal terms
All orders promptly filled on short not;. -
W H. RANDALL. N M COMPTON
March 7. 1867.
HPHE UNDERSIGNED, HAVING
Purchased tbe entire interest oi
R H. PATCH.
In in tbe firm of V- B. PATCH A CO.. is at w
prepared to offer to tbe citizens ot Biadioro
County and vicinity, a large and well selected
Which 1 have purchased for Cash and ieel conn
dent that can sell at as low figures as can he
purchased elsewhere. I now offer to toe publi
a splendid s took of
TEAS, COFFEES, SUGARS,
STARCH, FALF.RATUB, SPICKS, AC.
Have on hand a large stock of
AKRON FLOUR, GRAHAM DO.
RYE DO. BUCKWHEAT DO.
I keep constantly on hand, PORK, HAMS
LARD and kinds ol FISH. Would call the a'
tention ol the public to our Can't Be Beat
STOCK OF TOBACCO,
In quality or price. Jesse Oakley'* Celebrsteu
Laundry, New York Chemical and Brown Soap
Pie ase call and examine our stock of
Large, assortment of YANKEE NOTION*,
TOILET SOAPS, Ac., Ac. 1 will pay the high
eat cash price for
Farmers give us a call before selling elsewhere
C. B. PATCH
All persons indebted to the late firm will
please call and make immediate payment.
C. B. PATCH.
Towanda, March 12,1867.
gTILL ANOTHER NEW STOCK
JAMES O. FROST, would cab attention V. the
large and varied asset tment of
Now on exhibition at hi* Ware Rooms, which
be will i e happy to ahow to any and every one
tree ol charge. or to 9ell at a very email ac
vane e Irom cost. Thankful foi tbe past liber.,
pa tonage of the public, I would say thai i
shall still erdeavor to make it to their in teres'
t deal with me. not only by keepi g a
To select from than is kept in any other Furm
ture Store in this region ; but also by offering
AT A LESS PRICE
Thau the same qualify ol goods can be per
chased elsewhere. 1 have now in store over fib
DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF CHAIR*
And more t ban
THIRTY DIFFERENT BTYLT& BEDSTEAD*
Besides Bureaus, stands, Tables, Book Backs
What Nots, Sofas, Tete-a-Tete's, Rockers,
and Easy Chairs, Piano Stools, Chil
dren's Carriagea.Children's Cradles
and Cribba, Looking Classes,
Looking Glass Plates. Pil
lule Frames, Photo
graph Ovals, Steel
lu fact a full assortment
OF EVERYTHING IN THE LINE,
All of which will be aold
C HEAR FOR CAS H
The public are invited to call and examin<
my stock before purchas ing elsewhere. Store
ou Main Street, 2 doors south ot Hontanyes 1
also keep on hand, a large assortment ot
READY MADE COFFINS,
From the most common lo the finest Mahogany
o; Rosewood, which will be lurnished wtlh or
without Attendance with Hearse, at ss low a
price as the same quality can be purceased else
where. Dec. 1866.—yr.
JMPORTANT TO FARMERS.
My Goodrich Seedling Potatoes, grown Jrk
the orignat stock, and hence all true to name, a:i
now ready for delivery to those who have alrea
dy engaged them ; and also a supply to whoever
may wish to secure these choice potatoes for the
From trisl of the above potatoes by those
who were so fortunate as to secnie some seed
irom me last spring —most tanners have be
come awa re ot their vast superiority over si.
others. They are nnrivailed in their immense
yield ; exceedingly excellent for table use, aDd
eery hardy—nearly tree from rot or disease
All persons wishing them, had better apply
now or early as possible, and bring their bag
to Dr. Portei's Drug Store.
Early Goodrich, beat early, $3 00 pr &
Calico, beauiitul and delicate, 306 "
Gleason, tine for winter use, 3 00 "
Rusty Coat, superior yielders and good 2 *W "
Cuxoo, enormously truitlnl, 2 >> "
Garnet Chili, at about the market price
Dec. 10. 1866. Dr. B.C. PORTBK.
DISSOLUTION —THE ARM OF MM
shall Bros. A Co .is this day dissolved by
mutual consent. Marshall Bros, will settle a: I
accouuts wi.h late firm, and coutinue 'he bus'
ness at the old stand. B. T. MARSHALL.
W. K. MARSHALL
M M. MERCUR.
DON'T FAIL TO CALL AT THE
NEWS ROOM, and if yoa din't see what
y0 want, ask for it. ALVOKD A BARBFR