The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, April 26, 1871, Image 2

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3. B. ILINVLET, EDITOR..
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1816,D171111DA P. APRIL 28. 1871.
THE SITUATION.
Congress has adjourned! The country
is relieved! A short breath of freedom
from partizan legislation may be drawn,
which, all who flake any interest in the
wellfare of a true republican form of gov
einment will hail with joy.
For the benefit of our cotemporary of
the Montrose Repu&liran we would repeat
that in keeping with the failure .of our
aspiring President to make any "magnate
allusions" to the important issues that
were and still are agitating the people, in
his last annual message, Congress has as
fully and studiedly disappointed every
hope of the people in a return to the ad
ministratioh of civil, Constitutional, and
impartial government, under Radical
power. Having utterly failed to carry out
any magnanimous "allusions," they have
most adroitly succeeded in perpetrating
some of the mostgigan tic "illusions" that
were ever attempted, to lure the people of
a free Republic into the hands of a parti
zan military power. Hope in the minds
of the people has been raised, at times,
during the last session, in one branch or
the other of Congress, by a momentary
gleam of light, only to be followed with
disappointment and a - pall of greater dark
ness
We are not of the class who have at
any time, neither do we now wish to raise
any undue alarm, or sensational cry as to
the palpable tendency of the leaders of
the party in power, to girdle the blood
bought liberties of the once United States
of America, by a centralized, partizh,
military dictation, but it seems to us that
no man of common intelligence and in
tegrity, can fail to be convinced by the
few but long and weary years of example
and experience which are past,. 'that the
Executives and Representatives of the
nation's confidence, are designedly and
willfully premeditating the full usurpation
of power; and those to whom, by ,the
letter and the spirit of our wise Constitu
tion, were only delegated powers, and
Iliac only in trust, subject to the will of
the people, are dilligently plotting to in
stal themselves masters instead of ser
vants, and instead of the life-given' free
dom of a republican government, in which
no man can be deprived of his "life lib
erty or property," but by due process of
law, meted out ut the hands of a jury of
his peers, the role of a military court
martial can invade every sovereign State,
and a political military execution block
be erected upon the ruins of our civil
courts ; and instead of a free exercise of an
nntramnieled franchise, he may be doom
ed to march to tite ballot box under the
ban of & military gauntlet, a slave to the
beck and nod of some "military satrap:
Who says this is but a sensational dogma
of' a Democratic editor, needs but to read
the - Military Ku Klux Force Nil," which
became a law in the land of boasted free
dom, by one of the last acts of the XLII
Congress.
One of the bold attrocities of this bill
is the power which it places in the hands
of the Executive to suspend the writ of
Habeas C7rus, at will. The avowed ob
ject of this bill, is to groat the loyal
communities in the South, against Kul
Klux outrages; but the true animas is to •
present by force of arms, if need be, the
recerrance, at the Presidential election in
1872, of such Ku Klux outrages as hap
pened it New Hampshire, at its last elec
tion ; and it is no snore than the true sta
tus and demonstrated facts now developed
will warrant, to say that the despotic pow
er given to Grant is intended that he may
declare the whole country in a state of
insurrection. proclaim martial law, olam
all the legal tribunals, leaving the people
without any remedy, save an appeal to
n.-ms. Are the people of this country
ready to submit their rights, as freemen,
thus tamely into the hands of any man,
of whatever name, sect or part. 7?
Mark how cautiously the mind of the
people has been educated to submit to the
earn coils of tyranny that are now ham
pering them, so sedulously affixed by Rad
ical demagogues: When any measure has
been brow' bed by them that has Caused
the people to become restivejand threaten
their overthrow, they have Yet:stilted a
little, and covered up their henkriis de
signs, with an outward show of actrniesz
cence in their wishes, only to renew the
attack upon some other ground, until the
people to "oft familiar" with the face of
" vice;" have endured it, and parted one
by one, with many of their sacred rights.
.Necessity, the tyrant's plea, during a
terrible fratricidal war, and a like inven
tion now,is the mother of the same despotic .
plea, in times of peace. One hope yet re
mains—the ballot boil—though somewhat
entmmmelell by infamous legislation ; yet,
it is the true appeal, and before this ave
nue of escape is rendered worthless, let. a
Representative. Republic again bless the
land, based upon the fundamental princi
ples of pate Deutodracy, and we believe
that prosperity will a,gaili covet this
nation.
Milt on Salt and bini.
The New jersey Herald says that when
the Honse.toted in favor of free coal and
free salt, we thought there inns a .• •
prospect'of the people being Mien! 'Of
some of their tai hardens, bat tie tire,
disappointed. The genate step in, in'
favor of 'the monopolists, and says to the
country, the duty shall not b tai6i off
coat.tind salt, nor from sugar, tea iiiid
cofrec - ., .4110 Country used to iely on the
Senate-rettl'air treatment; but there it no
Angler reliance to be plated on that ball . y;
It is completely under the influence 0 thC
Ku-Kiris-anti higir larirmanagers..
Cool Troubles.
There is a strong probability of a gen
t.al resumption among the miners in the
Lehigh Valley, The mine of fill, and
Fellows Scranton, commenced work on
Friday last, all the old miners going to
Work, the following notice having been
promulgated as the status of these mA.
"NOTICE TO MINERS.—The general
Council having decreed that each district
or region can resume work whenever they
are guarrauteed a basis on November pri
ces, I hereby announce that the miners in
the employ of Messrs. Hill & Fellows are
allowed by that decision to cnt coal for
home cousumpton. . They are to be paid
the November price's 81:21. JOHN J.
HOWELL. " President Pine Brook District,
No. 45. Hyde Park, April 21, 1871."
Sixty-five car loads of coal were taken
out or. Friday last.
Apportionment Completed
The Conference Committee on Friday
reported an agreement upon an appor
tionment bill and it was finally adopted
by a decided vote composed of both po
litical parties. In the Senate the bill was
passed by a vote of 27 to 4 ; and in the
House by 67 - to 30. By this apportion
ment a change of four votes will give the
Democracy control of the House, where
as in that of 1864 it required at least ten,
and with the popular vote of the state in
our favor, it is very probable we can carry
that branch of the Legislature.
—The World ttinks that Geary—our
own bullet riddled Governor Geary—is
afflicted with "chronic versatility and
palpable weakness." I.,et us hear no mom
of that from the metropolitan press.
There is not a State in the Union that
can boast of such a Chief Magistrate as
our own peerless Geary, and we are not
going to see him put upon now that he
has had himself "interviewed" prepara
tory to entering tho Presidential sweep
stakes. We back him against Grant even
if he does carry weights in the shape, of a
half a ton of rebel lead. In addition to
the lead in his legs, Geary has "sand in
his craw."—Pift.eburg Post.
Connecticut.
The canvasser!. of Connecticut, met at
-Hartford, on Friday last, to canvass offi
cially the returns of the vote for Gover
nor and other State officers, and the fol
lowin is the report which they will make
to the Legislature. English, 47,492; Jew
ell, 47,450; Scattering, 17. This gives
English a clear majority of 25. Showing
that the people of the "Nutmeg 'State"
have elected him, but as the returns must
go to the Legislature, which is Radical,
no human mind can predict, " what may
come out of Babylon."
Narrow Gamve Ronda
A narrow gauge railroad is talked of
from Bristol to Doylestown, by the way
of Newportville, Flulmeville, Attlebor
ough, :Newton, Stoop's Corner, Pineville
and Centreville. These roads have an
swered well in England where they hay°
been tried, and many of them are being
constructed. The road proposed would be
a profitable one in the carriage of coal
and other freight and passengers, and the
proper energy would build it. The cost,
said to be only 136,000 per mile, makes it a
much easier matter to build them than
the wide gauge.
I=l=l
PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNORS.—Pen n -
sylvania has had sixteen Governors since
1790. Of the sixteen five are now living
—Wm. F. Johnson, residing in the wes
tern part of the State; William Bigler,
in Clenrfield county; James Pollock, di
rector of the Mint of Philadelphia; An
drew G. Curtin, Minister to Russia, and
Jobn W. Gear!, the present Governor.
Curs?. VOIT9.—The close votes in the
elections for Governor in New Hampshire
and Connecticut bare caused an inquiry
as to former memorable instances of that
kind, of which there are many. In 1839,
Marcus Morton, Democrat, was chosen
Governor in Massachusetts by 1 majority.
In 1840, Edward Kent, a Whig, was eke
ted Governor in Maine by G 8 majority
over John Fairfield, Democrat. In 1848,
Secretary Ford beat John Weller, Demo
crat; for Governor of Ohio, by about 250
votes. In 1850, Horatio Seymour was de
feated for Governor on the popular vote
in New York by some 250 votes; and in
1854, he was beaten again by the "fusion",
candidate Mr. Clark, who had 509 more
votes than Mr. Seymour.
—"Horse-lien," and others who pre
tend to know, say that the following di
rections had better be observed in using
iVieridais's Cavalry Condition Powders;
Gives horse a table-spoonful every night
fora week; the same every other night
for 4 or 6 nights; the same• for a milch
cow, and twice as much for au ox, The
addition of a little fine salt will be an ad
vantage.
We: hare heard recently of several se
vere cases of spinal disease cured by
Johnson's Ailodyne Liniment : one case of
a man forty-five years old, who had not
done a day's work for forty years. The
back should first be washed, then rubbed
with a coarse toweL Apply the Liniment
cold, and rub in well with the hand.
A Using Bead on a Dead Body.
On Monday morning Mr. George Shack
fard„ a respectable resident of Little Falls,
N.J., fell from the top of a• load of hay,
and struck the ground on the back of his
neck. After a short time of insensibility
his head recovered, but his entire body
was paralyzed, and in that condition it
remained all the afternoon. The head
was Well and healthy, but the body was
utterly powerless. Physically Mr. Shack
ford.experienced nothing unpleasant be
tond his utter helplessness. Megtally—
horriir. He dcworsed freely, and des
cribed-hilt feelingi in his awful condition.
Being tinable to eat, ho failed tast from
Tuesday morning. •
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To e to quit chew
mg tobacco; betituse it toys, " He tout is
filthy let Mai be fil th"' OIL"
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Anon both E 'dee
Specimen Economy.
The Pittsburg Post says: There is no
theme so fruitful in self-glorification for
the Radical press as that of the reduction
of expenses in the administration of pub
lic affairs. One would suppose after read
ing these effusions that Grant's adminis
tration was really a model of economy
and retrenchment, Bat when the matter
is examined critically it is found to be
nothing more than electioneering bosh.
The actual state of the case is about
this :
The expenses of Congress during the
past year are more than one million dol
lars in excess of what they were during
either of the two previous years.
It cost two hundred and seventy-two
thousand dollars more to collect the, rev
enues from customs, than it did last
year.
The miscellaneous expenses, which in
cludes buildings, have increased one mil
lion of dollars.
The expenses of the United States
Courts are one million three hundred
thousand dollars in excess of what they
were during the fiscal year of 1867-8.
There has been an advance of eight
hundred - thousand dollars in the expenses
of the Interior Department under the re
former Delano.
The increase in the Pension Bareau
amounts in round numbers to eleven mil
lions of dollars.
The Postoflice Department costs eight
hundred thousand dollars more than it
did two years ago.
here we have an aggregate increase of
expenses during the past fiscal year
urnounting to sixteen million one hund
red and seventy-two thousand dollars,
and this does not include the various
items that will be dovetailed into the
Deficiency Appropriation bill, and which
will bring the increase of expenditures
fully up to thirty millions of dollars.
Now what is there to offset this? This
principal item is a reduction of two nril
lion two hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars in the expense of collecting the in
ternal revenue. But the falling off of
receipts and the innumerable defalcations
of collectors more than counterbalances
this reduction, which has been brought
about by the consolidation of revenue
districts and the reduction of the number
of officials.
There is a fictitious claim set up, which
by comparison with the expenses for the
same item during the last two years of
President Johnson's term, it is sought
to turn into political capitaL We refer
to the expenses' of the army and navy.
By comparison it will be seen that the
aggregate expenses of the army arc one
hundred and twenty-five millions less,
than they were during either of the last
two years of Johnson's administration.
But there is no actual saving of expenses
in this. The army has simply been re
duced. During Johnson's term the Radi
cal Congress was repeatedly asked to re
duce the military and naval forms but it
was refused, consequently, while the stand
ing army was large, it necessitated a large
extienditure of money. But by compari
son,it is found that it cost a large per
cent. more now to subsist and pay a
thousand soldiers and their officers than
it did in 1867-8, so that there has been
no reduction in expenses, but in the num
ber of men. Add to this that during the
years mentioned, more than a hundred
million dollars of debts contracted dur
ing the war were paid by and charged to
the expenses of the War Department,
and we find this boasted claim of one
hundred and twenty-five millions of dol
1, pu re
The war claims paid by the War De
partment. and the extra expenses fir the
unnecessarily large spading army during
1567-S, is almost equal to what is claimed
as a reduction of the public debt in 1870-
71, and the increase of expenses, as shown
above, during the latter period indicate
that instead of a reduction of expenses,
there has been an increase of not less than
twenty-five millions of dollars.
The collections of the Government
from the people in the shape of taxes ag
gregate about live hundred millions annu
ally, and as the reduction of the public
debt—so claimed, from April Ist, 1870,
to April Ist, 1671, amounts to only about
one hundred millions of dollars, the peo
ple would like to know what has become
of the other four hundred millions of
dollars, which have not only been spent,
but other demands created, which can
only be met by the Deficiency Appropria
tion bill,
The claim that the administration of
Grant has been an economical one and
has saved money for the people, is not
sustained by the facts. W hen we take
the amounts collected during the last
fiscal years of Johnson's and Grant's ad
ministrations and deduct from them re
spectively the war claims paitlin 1867-8,
and the alleged reduction of the public
debt iu 1870-71, we find that during the
latter year there was fully one hundred
million more—excluding the items de
ducted.----disl3tirsed by Grant's than by
Johnson's administration for the same
I period of time.
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EMTlaced Clemency.
Is it not noticeable in these days when
laxity in discipline so lingdy prevails,
that we often mistake when the peroga
tivo of mercy should be used 7 Beginning
with civil government, how frequently we
behold the sad effects of mistaken kind
ness. 'Tis true we aro all fallible crea
tures; and to the honor of human nature
be it said, we do forget and forgive; yet
how apt we are to be lenient when justice
would be not only more fitting, but more
kind. It is abuse of mercy to pamper or
needlessly wait upon the monster Rulloff,
yet how ready and anxious some are to
show their cheap sympathy for a wretch,
who flouts kindness and scorns alike both
justice and mercy. Without citing addi
tional instances of the abuse of the attri
bute of mercy, how strange it seems that
administrators of justice so little regard
the influence of this misplaced favor they
so often exhibit, upon the well being of
society, rendering sentence as though they
were not standing between the villian
and the commonwealth; as though they
had no helpless wives, or unprotected
children. It seems to be hard for juries
to convict, harder for judges to sentence,
and more difficult still for executives to
resist granting undeserved pardon. Mur
derers upon the scaffold often acknowl
edge the justness of their sentence, yet
the, mawkish septimentalisra of a large
portion of the puldiecia inclined tq loosen
their oords tend let them go, failing "in a
great tne,ssrtre to sympathise with the ag ,
grieved mid afflicted friends of the mur
dered victim, misplacing their sympathies,
and. shedding their tears of sorrow with
thelelatiree and fried& of the murderer,
.who o t;onspicudinly present themselves
het* .the sympatlfttits Crowd, in what
are tailed halls of jtistlbei the street,
eetnetitiiet ri C heal' rden speak admiringly
of the skill displayed ty the stealthy as
sassin; of their cunning in eluding offi
cers of justice;
when oar securities are
stolen from their place of deposit, we hear
men jestingly speak of the shrewd opera
tions of the adroit.thief, betokening a lax
determination to punish the guilty, offer
ing an indirect encoriMgenomit to the
murderer and thief to be Smart, and they
shall be applauded. Public sentiment is
mightier than law; then wily do men
treat so lightly the commission of crime,
aiding in dividing public opinion, en
couraging the vicious in their career of
vice, and leaving their.own door ajar fur
the ingress or the murderer and robber?
In all this as a people - are we notgrowing
weaker? Some regard. the tempering of
justice as a favorable omen; relapsing
from the hard and inflexible rigidity of
earlier times, to be more humane and
merciful treatmettt of later days. It may
be, that the growing disposition to see all
men upon an equality, gives rise to a re
laxation of authority, and that the uni
versal sentiment in favor of absolute free
dom, induces many to seek absolute li
censew--Gvhen, (N. Y.) Republican.
What hi a Carpet-Bagger t
When the civil war closed, and its dan
gers had passed away, a swarm of "loyal"
adventurers, whose occupation was to
shout loudly for the suppression of the
rebellion, but to incur no personal risk in
defense of the Union, rushed down to the
South, with their carpet-bags in hand, fol
lowing the track of the victorious army
like so many hungry vultures. They had
neither ammeter, nor credit, nor money.
Their wnrdly goods were in the bags
which they carried. They went in search
of plunder, intending, when gorged, to
return to their navtive North. They
had no sympathy or tie with the people
whose homei they invaded to despoil.
They sought Federal and State offices,
and by shameful practices obtained both,
only to rub and rule with the vilest tyran
ny and the mod shocking venality. The
whole tiovetiment of South Carolina is
in their hands is-day, with a mixed ex
cept ion, and almost every Southern State
groans under a dmilar affliction.
Such is the cadet-bagger. A canting, I
thieving knave, who drawls through his
nose a lecture on "moral ideas" end 'hu
man rights," and pichs your pocket at
the same time; or, like the pious Whit te
more. sells a eadetslip, while waiting de
mand for his vote. There are numbers
of them who have infested this city for
years; who own no property ; who have
no visible means; who pay no taxes; who
vote elsewhere, and yet who have the aud
acity to intrude in the local affairs of
people of this district.
Between this Ishmselite class and the
citizen who comes here to settle among
us, to exist his lot with oars, and to take
his share in the fortunes of the District,
there is of course no analogy. All such
deserve to be, will be, and have been cor
dially welcomed, whether they hail from
North or South, Easter West, and wheth
er they come with or without means.
The moment a mah - drossel the threshold
of this district, intending to reside here,
he is entitled to the same privileges and
rights as the oldest citizen. No different
spirit has ever been manifested, and no
other people have ever shown a readier or
more liberal hospitality toward the stran
ger, without regard ke his political or re-
There is me city in the
Union so cosmopolitian as Washington,
and so entirely free from provincial preju
dice in its social organization. And this
itio
° c l o t t ri l d o si etion i lt n t i l e l e n m t
s: n a i n t d nf o t f hP. a n n e t t tr i t n e u n - r
ed collision of outspoken thought and
liberal ideas.
The future of this District depends
greatly upon immigration. If there was
no higher motive to encourage it, that of
self-interest would naturally prompt-us to
advocate it in the largest tense. And it
would be farthest from our thoughts to
suppose that the enterprise r intelligent la
bor, refinement, and walth which are in
vited here to aid us in building up the
National Capital, could, by any possibili
ty, be classified in the category of the
odious creatures. knorn as carpet-bag
gets, who hare done so much damage in
the South and to distract the peace and
hamrony of the Union.— Wash. Pairod.
Foreign Gleanings.
—The cannonade of the Maillot Gate
continues.
—The Dukeof Brogile has retnrned to
his post as French Ambassador to Loudon.
—The Assembly at Versailles now re
jects all propositions for armistice and
conciliation.
—lt is announced that Germany sup
ports the claims of the inhabitants of
Alsace against France.
—The fire hundred million francs in
demnity due on the Ist of April from
France to Prussia remains unpaid.
—The Parisians hare been driven to
the right bank of the Seine, and have not
attempted to return to Asnieres.
—Several thousand interred troops
hare just reached Versailles from Switzer
land, and thirty-two thousand more are
ready to follow.
—Dombrowski reports that Versailles
agents assassinated the Nationals, and the
police agents stripped the dead Commun
ists on the field.
—The Versailles army hare thrown up
intrencbments on the left bank of the
Seine, and are now concentrating at
Puteaux and Conrbevoie.
—The Prussian military authorities
have required the government to furnish
information of the number of troops daily
arriving at Versailles.
—A despatch, dated at St. Denis, says
that there are symptoms of the Prussians
leaving the forts, which will be given up
to the regular government.
—The taking of Asnieres was accom
plished by stratagem: The troops of the
line stimulating friendship and fraterni
zation, thus passed the outposts of the in
surgents without difficulty.
—During the discussion in the Corks
yesterday, Senor Castello spoke to strong
terms of' condemnation of the house 'of
Savoy. Ho was called to order by several
members on the 3linisterial side, and a
scene of confusion ensued which only ter
minated in the adjournment.
—Another revolution is imminent in
France, the cumtraten ;having arrested
the Central Ccimmittee on the ground of
its negotiatin g ivith Fresideqt 'nierr to
betray Paris ; turu, the Nation atOnards
threatea to great' the Commune sinless
the committee are released, Complete
anarchy reigils in Paris.
,tonnebtitut 'loads thirty-113 a wid
two of original 11:eTo1ntipgary sohliere.
Stigose the youngest 4 44 theta to hare
tatirrietl at the age dmitithe beginning
of war e she most no' to ill retry
CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY.
SENATE, April 17.—The Sdnate'refuse4
to recede from its amendments to the Ku-
Kln~ bill , a Committee of Conference
was ordered; a Committee of Conference
was also ordered 'the: Deficiency
bill. The joint resolution authorizing
Professor. Henry of the Sinithsonion
Institute to receive a title from the
King of Sweden, was passed. At
one o'clock the Senate went into Ex
ecutive session. After the doors were
opened the House bill donating cannon
to the Pennsylvania Military Legion of
Philadelphia, was passed. Mr. Stewart
submitted a joint resolution proposing au
amendment to the Constitution, providing
for a system of free common schools ; ob
jected to and withdrawn. After some
further business the Senate took a recess,
and upon re-assembling adjourned.
Hors..—Under the call of the States,
a number of bills were introduced. The
House then proceeded to consider the res
olution introduced by Mr. Bell, of New
Hampshire, disapproving of payina b off
more than 825,000,000 of the public debt
each year. A test motion to lay it on the
table was rejected—yeas, 3; nays, 169.
The House refused to second the previ
ous question, and the resolution went
.over. A resolution instructing the Presi
dent to cause to be submitted to the Joint
High Commission the claims of American
Fenians imprisoned in England, was of
fered, but its opponents prevented action
being taken on it by not voting. No
quorum voting, a call of the House was
ordered; but the morning hour was expir
ing, the resolution went over. Several
motions to snspend the roles and pass
bills were negatived. At 2:45 P. 11., the
House adjourned.
SEN.IT➢„ April 18i—The Senate took
up Mr, Blaies resolution calling for hrfor
maim' as to any stipulation or agreement
between the Attornev-kleneral and coun
sel in reference to the case of Yerger, be
fore the Supreme Court, by which hear
ing was postponed. Pending discussion,
the report from the Conference Commit
tee on the Kn-Klux bill was received. Al
so, the report of the Conference Comm it•
tee on the Deficiency bill. The report on
the Ku-Klax bill was discussed until
5:40, when the Senate took a recess. In
the evening session the debate was re
sumed. The report was finally agreed to—
yeas, 32; nays, IG. The report on the
Deficiency bill was then taken up and de
bated.
liorsE.—ln the House,. Mr. Butler
asked leave to make a personal explana
tion, but Mr. Beck objected. Mr. Bell's
resolution, on the subject of the reduc
tion of texation, was discussed by Messrs.
Cox, Nibble]: and Kelley. At the expir,
ation of the morning hour it went over.
The following Senate bills passed; To
restore Commander George A. Stevens to
the active list: to authorize the payment
of duplicate checks of disbursing officers;
to create a port of delivery at Potomac,
Va.; to enable the Athmtic and Pacific
Railroad Companys to mortgage its road ;
to amend the act of July 4, 1870, to rt
since internal taxes, in reference to the
transportation of goods in bond; to au
thorize the Secretary of the Treasury to
convey the United States Branch Mint at
at Dablonegu,Git., to the Trustees of the
Forth Georgia Agricnitursl College. At
4:20 P. lr., the house adjourned.
SI:NATF., April 19.—After the reading
of the journal, the Senate went into Ex
ecutive session. At one o'clock the doors
were opened, and the following bills pass
ed : Hume bill cOnvotl ing the f, g ialattln:
of New Mexico in December, 187 u; House
bill to amend the Internal Revenue laws
so as to pros ide that in case of difference
of guage ut connecting railroads, goods
may be transferred from one elm to anoth
er, under the personal supers ision of an
inspector. The Senate concurred in the
amendment to the bill for the relief of
N icholas P. Trist. The Executive session
was then resnsued. At 4:15 r. u., the
doors were again opened, and a new Com
mittee of Conference on the Ku-Klux
bull ordered. The report of the new Com
mittee of Conference on the Deficiency
bill, was concurred in. A recess was then
taken. Upon re-ssseruhling at 8:30 r. 31.,
the bill for the sale of the Indian Chero
kee hinds was passed.
Housk.—The House met at half-past
ten. A new Committee of Conference on
the Deficiency bill was appointed. A
number of bills were introduced and re
ferred. Mr. Shellabarger, from the Com
mittee of Conference on the Ku-Klux
bill, made a report and P - splained at. Mr.
Kerr, the minority member of the Com
mittee, opposed the report. The debate
was continued by Messrs. Beck, Brooks,
Willard, Blair, Poland and Burchard
against the report, and by Messrs, Butler
and Kelley in favor. The debate was then
interrupted by the presentation of the re
port on the Deficiency bill, which, after a
few remarks, was recommitted. Mr. Bing
ham opposed the Sherman amendment to
the Ku-Klux bilk Mr. Farnsworth also op
posed the Conference report, Messrs,
Smith, of New York, and Perry supported
the report. The debate was the» dosed, and
the Conference report was rejected—yeas.
74; nays, 106, and a new Committee of
Conference was ordered. Among the Re
publicans voting with Democrats in the
negative were Messrs, Banks, Bingham,
Blair of Michigan, Conger, Farnsworth,
Finkelnburg, tiartieki, :Hawley. Hooper,
Packer of Pennsylvania, Poland, Sheldon,
Strong, and Toweend of Pennsylvania.
The Conference report on the Deficiency
bill was then taken np, and Mr. Dawes
explained it. The report was agreed to.
The House then took a recete.
SENATE, April 20.--=A Committee was
appointed to wait on the President and
inform him that Congress was ready to
adjourn. At 1240 P. bt. the Senate went
into Executive session. At two o'clock
the doors were opened, and the President
declared the Senate adjourned without
(lay.
Horss.—The Rouse met at half-past
ten o'clock, and received a message from
the Senate informing the Rouse that the
Senate had concurred in the Conference
report on the Ku-Klux bill. Judge Po
land, Mr. Shellagarger and others, ex
plained and advocated the report, while
Messrs. Kerr, Beck and others leading
Democrats opposed it. Tile Rouse then
passed the bill by a vote of 04 to 71. The
benate concurrent resolution for adjourn.
merit at 2 p.m. was passed. Mr. Butler
moved to suspend the rules so as to per.
nit him to make a personal explanation
in referenne fo -the scene in the Senate
between himself and Garrett Davis, of
Kentucky, Agreed to, Dir. Butler then
made an attack on the personal chardpter
Of Senator Dayis. /re alio Made allusions
to Mr. FarnsWorth, which brought that
gentleman to the floor. Mr. Farnsworth
Oinqe(llintlet With embezzlement of the
funds of the National Soldiers' Asyluni,
and peritiry . „ fr. Deck replied to Biplerli
. _ . .
attack on Gairett Davis, and said ho had
seen Farnsworth shake his fist under Bo t.
,leys nose in the Committee-room, in the
resence of members of the House, and
utler ditinot resent it. TWO colloquy
was Teri . personal in its character, Nessra.
Farnsworth and Beck both assailitik But
ler witliout mercy. At 2 o'eloek the
Speaker's hammer MI, puttinimn Mid to
the controversy, and the House was de:
clared adjourned without day.
Carelessness.
•
carelessuessi_in a mania quite as repre
hensible as in a woman. A woman care
less and untidy in matter of dress will be
found to be equally so in household affairs;
she will be as innocent - of - a well ordered
house as of a well arranged toilette. So in
a man, carelessness in his person will in
variably be found to extend ,to business,
and in course of time he will become care
less of his home and affections, of his
morals and reputation, of the perform
ance of his promises, and indifferent of
the opinion of the world. Carelessness
and indolence hence travel hand iu hand;
the one ever connected with and insepa
rable from the other. No confidence can
be placed in the industry of a careless
man ; no hope of his attaining to position
or distinction in the world. Living but
for his own ease turd indulgence, he seeks
it in the present, taking no heed for the
morrow; postponing imperative duties
until the opportunity for adjusting his af
fairs to his OWII or his family's interest is
passed; he is ever found to be a victim of
his own carelessness, and procrastination,
often bringing ruin upon himself and dis
grace to those whom he should shield from
want and infamy.
4. man too indolent to give proper at
tention to his dress, with soiled linen, neg
lected hands and unroll:4A boots, his
whole appearance indicative of carelessness
and neglectful habits should necer be
looked upon with favor by the opposite
sex. A careless husband is a matrimoni
al bankrupt; therefore young ladies
should'beware of wastino their affections
upon a young man whose appmrance de
notes indifference in personal matters.—
All the talot and genius in the world,
unless it be blended with industry and
perseverance, with a due respect for the
opinion of the world, esteem of mankind,
and with a proper respect for sac will not
be able to keep a family in the necessaries
of life, or to command that influence ne
cessary to obtain for children honorable
positions in the world. There are two
classes of men equally to be avoided by
the female sex—thu careless, neglectful
men, and the man who sports Shalt jew
elry. The one will prove throughout Ns
whole life a failure, and with whom a on
ion could not but be attended with the
most diliterious consequences; the other,
in every act of his hie, will be found to
be utterly devoid of truth and upright
♦ ness, a stranger to integrity, and an in
n separable companion of deceit and false
pretension.
Xocal ttitiligrucc.
Business Notices
—'fbose subscribers who bare promised us
wood will oblige us by bringing it a little near
er, for it is a little too far off at present forth , to
A number of mh...irllaneous ad-f..rtkentrits
from Geo. P. Rowell S: Co., published this week.
—Dr. D. A-. Lathrop 'announces by card and
adverti,emcnt this week that he IA now prepared
In rare the lame nod the halt, and k moy be the
blind. Call on him.
—Elias ii. Welman enutiotst thcpeople against
purchasing a note given to Peter Keck for
patent right.
—Notice of the dissolution of the firm of
Webb Sr. Gcse, April Ist. Business at the old
stand continued by 11. J. Webb.
Personal
Our thanks are due Boa. L D. Shoemaker,
fur the first public Document, ever received by
Lt 9 from Washington, since we have been pub
lishing the DEMOCR.I7.
oc:m
Railroad Meeting
Remember the meeting of the subscribers to
the Montrose Railroad Contpany to-morrow,
April 27th, for the election of President and
twelve Directors, at Springville.
Wouran School. Directors,
The bill providiog, for the election of women
for School Directors has been defeated in the
House of Representatives at Ilarrisburg, by the
very decisive vote of 67 to 27.
Full Moon.
It is worthy of note that there be X full
moon the first week of each of the first seven
months of the pear. In July there will be two
full moons, vir.: on the second and 31st. And
in the remaining five months the moon will be
at the' full on the last day of each month.
Boller Explosion
The boiler 'o Sutton's steam mill, in New
31ilford, situascd.on the East Lake, exploded on
Tuesday the 18th Instant, killing the engineer
and damaging the mill to the /IMMO% of $l2OO.
Barney Butterfield, the engineer, was tt son of
widow Butterfield, of New Milford Boro, a
young man about 18 01.20 years of age: lie
lived about five boars after the accident. The
immediate cause of the explosion we have not
learned.
Fire to Thomson
Rev. N. P. Bartell's house was burned last
week. The fire caught in the roof while they
were all absent, except one young lady. Mr.
Sandi and son were quite a distance from the
house, in a back field at work, bet reached it in
time to save part of the furniture. Me was in
tending to build a new house this summer, and
bad some of tbo lumber in the . ghnit for tin
purpose of seasoning, which was also burned;
also about one hundred bushels of potatoes
which he bad in the cellar. We have not learn
ed the estimated loss, but there was no Jesus.
ance.—Montrose Republican.
Remembered.
Wo can truly eatify that our table has been
graced with some of the finest honey, audio the
generous amount of a large box, well tilled, for
which we would tender our obligation to our
friend and eqbacriber,3r, J, D. Chalker of Brook
dale. We can fully appreciate ono part of the
joys of-that Scriptural land ihllt lowed with
milli and honey."
To Stop Bleeding.
" It is said that bleeding from tivround, on man
or beast, may be stopped by a mixture of wheat
flour and common salt, in equal parts, Wend on
with a cloth.
,If the bleeding be profuse, use a
large quantity, say from one to three pints. It
May be left on for 'tours, even days, ifneceisary.
'The person iito gave us this receipt, says that,
In this manner, he saved a home `which "Wan
bleeding fronkiorroandcd artery.'" The Pleedlus
ceased in five
~ , peinateii after gm. ,application.-. ,
Elk Adeavele. "
eonsumption
Mn.. Enrron :—I saw a notice in your last
issue stating that on the 29th day of April, there I
would be en examination of graves In the
Cemetery, in West Lenox, near Mr. Whitneys,
With a. view of arresting the ravages of Con ,
•atimption in a certain family, fie.
Theitudltion Is this, when a' number of the
wrembet4 of any family seem to be failing, one
after another from Consumption, it is because
the dead are praying upon the living ; and that
the kat dying does not decay, and return to
dust, until the death of another member of the
family. Or should it be found on examination
that the vitals had de=yed, the „first member,
in the eounxion will be found =decayed, as to
its yards; or there will he retard' a vogitabler
growth in the dust, centering Ds roots In the
vitals, as near as may be,
This plant, or the undeeayed vitals, must be
removed, and burned to ashes and taken by the
living, and then the fearftlfatiges of Consul:elk
tion will be arrested•
Now, Mr. Editor, allow roe to give you the
history of what I once saw myseif, end what
has been the result.
More than 'thirty-three years ago, there !feed
in Jeffrey N. li., a family by the name of Johd
Frost, three members of which had died with
Consumption. One other member was but
just alive, as was supposed, dying with Cone
sumption, andotbers were in different stages of
that fell dlsca'se.•
Hearing from different SOLITUS reports CO t•
firming the truthfulness of the statement in thct
tradition, above refered to, they resolved to test
its virtue by an examination.
Public notice of that fact was given, and
probably a hundred people were present to seer
it. Two grates were to be opened, the first and
last, in the Tale of death. The first grave wsur
that of the grandmother of the family,stax the'
fathers skle, dead eighteen years.
On opening that grave, all that it contained
of mortality, sate dust, was the lower Jaw and
one large tone in one of the lower limbs.
Theta was no vitality or form of it, either'
regelable or animal.
The second grave contained the last dead of
the family, a girl that had been dead about nine
months. On opening that grace the body Wag
found not to he decayed but slightly in;any part:
The same would be true of any ode dying with
any disease except some putrid disease. Nina'
months would prpduce hut slight change in a
body excluded from the air and five feet in
the ground. But the body was opened-and the
lungs, heart, liver and stomach were taken tat
and delivered to the family for them to Mince
to ashes and take to cure the farther prosiest' of
Consumption in their r•.mks.
Now what was the result? Is the tradition
true?
When I was in New Hampshire last fall, fry
the same cemetrv, standing beside these graves
and others, I asked a citizen of that place if any'
other members of the Frost family bad died of
Consumption since the above discribed examina
tion? He told me that two, and I think three,
had died since that time and others were feeblb
showing the failure of this infallible remedy.
It did not arrest in any degree the ravages of
Consumption in that family.
But I have no drrupt if did as much for then)
as it could for any one. In this case and alf
other simular ones, the teudancy of Consump
tion is inherited and cannot be eradicated any'
easier than the Ethicqr,nin ran change his skin.
It seems-strange to me, that any one shonltt
think of receiving medical assistance from any
such source or that any one should believe In
such a tradhion. It has no reason or facts to
support it.
After the case above mported, I took pain.,
to inquire as to the correctness of such cases,•
and I found in every - case that, 'lt wca said by
some body, that some body said, soiree one else,
some where, had heard of some one who knew
of a case over same where, that was so."
Very Respectfully, A.. 0. IVAnttzN
Coal Olt Lamps, •
Fill your lamps by daylight and keep them
cleansed.
Never burn rr lamp when it le less than half
full of oil.
Never hi! a lamp near the fire,
Turn the wick down bef6re blowing it out.
Keep your lamp-in a cool place. Coal oil is
crplr.vive »lxtt betted.
Don't let your childrut meddle with oil or
lamps.
If you want to blow yourself tom, pour a-little
oil our of your era vs the ire to , start it
If you ha'un't sense enOugbe t 6 use coal oil
properly, burn candles.
Insurance.
3foxrnosit, Pa., April - 29, 187 f.
ED. DEIfOCBAT : .The following notice re ,
fors to one of the solid Philadelphia fire Insur
ance Companies, and, which appears to na, fa ,
a long step toward the resumption or epecia
payrncett
Ti *Eros the' Fithfib Berard Philadelpbla of A'pri
Uth, 1871 :---The Franklin Fire Insurance Corn
pany, have declared a quarterly dividend of eight
dollars per share, payable on and after the IStb
of April, irr elear of nil buts. It& prof
dividend is n new feature, and is, we think, the'
first voluntary division of a coin profit, by an
incorporated company, since the suspension.
A New Route to the Coal Regions..
A correspondent of rim "World," et Para
Jervis furnishes the following nabbed gossip,.
which is certainly important, if true: Borne'
time a,, ,, rra darer was grunted for a railroad to
connect the coal region with the Dust= States:
This project has since laid dormant, but is noel ,
being revived with every prospect of sums&
It is proposed to start the road at one of the
many roads centering at Wiikesbarre, Pa. It,
will then strike the valley of the Delawaie, and
follow up that river to Port Jervis, where ft
will cross the Erie and connect, with the Mutt•
cello and Port Jervis RaUroad, aimed in ex
collent running order, and doing a large busi
ness; following up the Neversink valley, Priming
through Sullivan and Ulster counties, and meet—
ing the Hudson at Ponglikeethie on the large.
suspension bridge proposed to.bo built at. that
city. It will then continue its course easterly.
stricking some of the main lines leading to the
larger New Famed
SulloW.
N. D. Whitney, Esq., of counsel fix Edward
N. Runoff, has handed to. us, a con,' ofa polOont
for commutation of the sentence of death, tat
imprisonnteitt for life. It has been steed bye
numberof our prominent citizens:
Boort/arras, Apnl 18,187 f.
To Ha Erreilenty, lion. John 7'./foffnunt, Gore,.
nor of the Slate of Nato York:
Bit —We, -the Undertinged, citizens of the
state of Now York, represent that Edward U,
Runoff, was at the Court of Over andTerminer,
held in and for the county of 'Broome ' Septettk.
ber, 18701 indicted for the murder of Frederick
.4 zik, on the 17th of Augustlast,. at Bing.
ham, . That nt the Court of Oyer and Ter.
miner,' old - at Binghamton, inlanuary last, he
was trictrciti ttiii said indictreentould was eon.
victed of murder In the first degree, and that be.
was subsequenfirsentenced to be executed :on
the 18th day,.of May next, at Binghamton.
Therefore; your petitigners respectfully pray
thatt the said Edward H."Rtilloil, be by Your
Excellency commuted to that of' lifipristApment
lu some of bur state prisons for life.
It la requesfed that persona &Am*, to alga
this petition, call at the office of Beam;
Eact , } r9. 4 3 .-Cii l3 o Pt _ rcct:—Bin#7Emntwa RellecY