Wyoming democrat. (Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co., Pa.) 1867-1940, September 25, 1867, Image 2

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AGAIN.— For the first time in more thaD
ten years the Democrats of Vermont have
elected one member of the State Senate.
Mr. D. W. Voorhees is to speak twice in
Ohio next week.
Democratic Congressman Noeil, of Mis
souri, is quite ill in St. Louis.
Bisrstadt's "Domes of the Yo-Semite" is
on exhibition in Boston.
Henry Coltart, of Pittsburgh, has challeng
ed Hami|l to row five miles for §2,000.
The proprietor of the; White Sulphur
Springs in Virginia, is said to have made
§40,-000 this season.
Commodore Vanderbell ia'|Said to be the
backer of Gen Charles P. Stone in his min
ing enterprise in Virginia.
Maj. Geo. Hancock will leave Washington
in a few days for St. Louis, but will not go to
New Orleans for,some weeks.
Mrs. Ellis, the author of |"The Women o*
England," (of how many of them ?) has in
press a new novel entitled "Northern Rosea."
The flags |on the office/and depot of the
Erio Railway are half masted out of respect
to the memory of Sir Fredrick Bruce, who
was a director ot the|cooipauy.
Mr. William D. Kelley, know for his Mo
bility on occasion of riots, has made a speech
in Indianapolis. and|nn Indianapolitan paper
describes him as "a fussy little maD with san
Lotta carries around a big slick, an old
•tick, a Crab-tree stick. It is
Crabtree whoguesjto guard her from admir
ing and unprincipled ardor.
Tbe President has recognized Francois Bes
ton as Consul of Switzerland for the States
of California, Oregon, and Nevada,and Wash
ington Territoty, to reside at San Francis
A child was foundled, on Sunday night un
der the steps of Mr. John Jacob Astor, on
Fifth avenue. The device failed, and the
foundling was sent to Police Headquarters.
A Missourian went to see tbe reception of
Sheridan, under the impression that it was
tbe reception of McCoole, and concluded that
"Aaron Jones wasn't much if he couldn't lick
Oaket Ames, the Massachusetts Congress
man, has taken the contract to bnild nearly
all the remaining portion of the Union Paci
fic Railroad, about 600 miles, through the
Rocky Mountain region, for £47.000,000.
A CANDID RADICAL Hon John Hickman,
who waa last week nominated in Chester Co.
for the Pennsylvania Legislature, made a
speech in which he|gave hts opinion of Ilar
risbnrg in the.following plain terms :
I would rather spend three months in the
poor-house or prison of Chester County than
in Harrisburg* 1 No man can go there and
come back with an unsullied reputation, and
I am uot sure that it is not my enemies rath
er than my friends that desire to
takes pains to deny that he advised the Wis
consin Germans to "bid farewell to the Re
publican party in State and local elections,
while standing firm in national contests."—
It makes vety httledifference whether Schurz
eTer gave this advice or not, foi sensible Ger
mans, not only in Wisconsin,but throughout
the country, are abandoning the Radical par
ty, and takiDg position under the standard of
the Democracy
Drummer boy Ilendcrshott ran away with
a girl from Poughkeepsie, and a stage coach
baa ran away with her from him. Hender
abott has brought suit for £IO,OOO damages.
Perhaps he thinks he damaged her father to
that extent when.be took her away, and per
haps not. It makes a difference whose ox,so
ao to speak, is gored.
Gov. Helm of Kentucky died at his resi
dence near Elizahethtown the Bth inst., and
tit burried on Tuesday, just one week from
the day of bis inauguration. His death hav
ing occurred during the first two years of
bia term, being in fact the shot test guberna
torial terra that has occurred in the history
of the States, the law call for another election
to be held on the first Monday of August
next. Meanwhile Lieut.-Gov. Stevens will
be the acting Governor.
RADICAL ENEMIES. —"LocaI Difficulties"
and "General Apathy" seem to be the two
most terrible impediments in the way of Rad
ical success. '• Local Difficulties" sent that
party to the wall in California ; ' General
Apathy" caused a loss of thousands in Ver
mont ; and ia Maine both these cruel distur
bers of Radical harmony nearly sent that or.
ganization into political bankruptcy.
Orleans Times, referring to the approaching
elections in Louisiana, says
It is undeniable that a strong feeling o
ratle— ofexclusivenes—is growing up in the
breasts of the colored people, and that the
tendency to ignore white men as counsellors
and leaders—even though they be of the
most Radical type politically—is constantly
on the increase. Even at this early day,long
before an election for new local governments
can be held, there is scarcely a State or mu
■teiple office that can be ramed for which a
negro candidate has not already beeD put for
ward, with strong and active supporters at
his baek. A colored man, now holding of
fice by appointment of General Sberidan,
toasted on a leading thoroughfare, in tones to
be beard by passers, that he would be the
next Bhenff elected, if it cost him fifty thous
and dollars. lie is confident of succeeding
without any auch liberal expenditure, anotb*
er is quite as confident of being the next
Mayor. The member of Congress from the
Firat Diatrict is decided upon, and so on to
the end of the list."
®{je Democrat.
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 1867.
CHANGES, and all others interested, will
please note the CHANGE of TITLE, of this
Business Men and Advertisers will
make a note of the fact that the DEMO
CRAT has a Circulation much larger than
any other Paper in the County.
of Susquehanna.
ot Tunkbanuock Township.
of Windhaui.
ol Centremoreland.
of Mehoopany.
Do not neglect to get assessed at
least ten days before the election. After
Satuiday next will to be too late.
fg°jThe radical newspapers are parading
before their readers the fact that the rad
ical state Legislature repealed the State
tax on real estate ; and that without this,
Geo. Geary is rapidly paying off the state
debt. They neglect to tell the people
that the State authorities demand and re
ceive as large, if not a larger amount trom
the funds collected for county purposes
than that realized from the old state tax.
It makes but little difference by what name
a tax is called. The laboring masses are
sure to have it to pay. The State tax on
real estate was pretended to be repealed
in order to deceive and humbug the peo
Governor Geary is not paying: the state
debt with money earned by himself.
TAXATION. —A cotemporary puts a case
as follows : "Money lender A. and farmer
B. live side by side. A had ten thousand
dollars. B. bad one son and no monev •
but B. gave his own son to the war. That
60n was his onlv dependence. He was
crippled in the war for life! B. had no
support left in conseqnence of the war.—
But A. puts his 10,000 dollars into bonds,
and receives annoally 7-30 per cent,
amounting to 730 dollars per year. A
pays no tax, but B. is taxed 100 dollars
for an inconsiderable farm ! In this show
ering the blesri igs and burdens of govern
ment, like the dews of Heaven, equally
upon all ?
A soldier of the war of 1812, named
Andrew Klotz of Lower Saucon township,
Northampton county, committed suicide
last week, rather than go to the poor
house. The late Radical Legislature,
which increased the salaries of its mem
bers and officers to $48,900, repealed the
act granting $7,000 in annuities to soldiers
of the war of lbl'2, and their widows,
hence Andrew Klotz the old veteran, had
no alternative but the poor-house or the
grave. He chose the latter, and his patri
otic blood will rest as an everlasting stain
upon the heads of the Radical cormorants
and corruptionists.
Tbe Radical organs are having a happy
time explaining how tbe Pacific black and
tans were defeated in California. They
have generally settled down upon the be
lief that it was for want of votes. Sage
The New York Tribune endorses the
amnesty proclamation in the following
terms: We are in favor of it now, and
would gladly have every peaceable, well
disposed man in the South assured that no
harm will befall him because of his share
in the rebellion so long as he deports hirn-
B elf as a good citizen should." Will the
small blockhead snarlcrs quit their fuss
now about it ?
pesson in favor of law and order a rebel,
voting niggers by military force, compell
ing white laborers to support lazy niggers,
electing drunkarJs to the Legislature on
their promise to pass prohibitory laws and
electing a little repudiating Yankee to the
Supreme Bench to enforce them.
By the President of the United Stales.
WHEREAS, In the monih of July, Atmo
Domini, 1861, the two Houses of Congress
with extraordinary unanimity, solemnly
declared that the war thci} existing was
not waged on the part of the government
in any spirit of oppression, nor for any
purpose ot conquest or subjugation, nor
purpose of overthrowing or interfering
with the rights or established institutions
of the States, but to defend and maintain
the supremacv of the Constitution, and to
preserve the Union with all the dignity,
equality and rights of the several States
unimpaired, and that as soon as these ob
jects should be aecompli-hed the war
ought to cease ; and
WHEREAS, The President ot the United
States on the Bth day of December, Anno
Domini 1863, and on the 28th dav of
March, Anno Domini 1864, did with the
objects of suppressing the then existing
rebellion, of inducing all persons to return
to their loyalty, and of restoring 'the au
thorisy of the United States, issue procla
mations offering amnesty and pardons to
all persons who had directly or indirectly
participated in the then existing rebellion
except as in those proclamations was spec
ified and reserved; and
WHEREAS, The President ot the United
States did, on the 20th day of May Anno
Domini 186.), issue a further proclamation
with tho same objects belore mentioned,
and to the end that the authority of the
government the United States might be
restored, anii that peace, order and free
dom might be established, and the Presi
dent did, by the said last mentioned proc
lamation, proclaim and declare that he
thereby granted to all persons who had
directly or indirectly participated in the
then existing rebellion, except as therein
excepted, amnesty and pardon, with res
toration ot all the rights of properly ex
cept as to slaves, and except in certain
cases where legal proceedings had been
instituted, but upon condition that such
persons should take and subscribe an oath
therein prescribed, which oath should be
registered for permanent preservation : and
WHEREAS, In and bv the said last men
tioned proclamation, of the 20th day of
May, A. D. 1865, fourteen extensive
classes of persons therein specially de
scribed were altogether excepted and ex
cluded from the benefits thereof: and
WHEREAS, The President of the United
States did. on the 2d day cf April, Anno
Domini 1&06, issue a proclamation declar
ing that the insurrection was at an end,
and was thenceforth to be so regarded :
WHEREAS, There now exists no orga
nized armed resistance of misguided citi
! Zens, or others, to the authority of the
j Unitpd States in the states of Georgia,
South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina,
Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkan
ras, Mississippi, Florida and Texas, and
the laws can be sustained and enforced
therein by the proper civil authority, State
or Federal, and the people of sajd states
are well and loyally disposed, and have
conformed, or if permitted to do so will
conform, to the condition of affairs. grow
ing out of the amendment to the Constitu
tionof the L'nited States prohibiting sla
very within the limits and jurisdiction of
the United States; and
WHEREAS. There no longer exists any
reasonable ground to apprehend within
the States which were involved in the late
rebellion any renewal thereof, or any un
lawful resistance by the people of said
States to the Constitution and laws of the
United States ; and
\V HERE AS, Large standing armies, mil
itary occupation, martial law, military
tribunals, and the suspension of the privil
ege of the writ of habeas corpus, and the
right of trial by jury, are in time of peace,
dangerous to public liberty, incompatible
with the individual rights of the citizen,
contraiy to the genius and spirit ot our
free institutions, and exhaustive of the na
tional resources, and ought not, therefore,
to be sanctioned or allowed except such
cases of actual necessity, for repelling in
vasion, or suppressing insurrection or re
bellion ; and
WHEREAS, A retaliatory or vindictive
policy, attended by unnecessary qualifica
tions, pains, penalties, confiscations and
disfranchisements, now, as always, could
only tend to hinder reconciliation among
the people, and national restoration, while
it must seriously embarrass, obstruct, and
repress popular energies and national in
dustry and enterprise; and
WHEREAS, For these reaons, it is now
deemed essential to the public welfare, and
to the more perfect restoration of constitu
tional law and order, that the said last
mentioned ptoclamation, so as aforesaid
issued on the 29th day of Mav, Anno
Domini 1865, should be modified, and
that the full and bencfigent pardon conce
ded thereby should be opened and further
extended to a largo number of persons
who, by its aforesaid exceptions, have been
hitherto excluded from Executive clemen
Now, therefore, be it known that I, An
drew Johnson. President of the United
States, do hereby proclaim and declare
that the full pardon described in the said
proclamation of the 20th day of May, An
no Domini. 1805, shall henceforth be open
ed and extended to all persons who direct
ly or indirectly participated in the late re
bellion. with the restoration of all privileg
es immunities and rights of property, ex
cept as to property with regard to slaves,
and except in cases of proceedings
under the laws of the United States ; but
upon this condition, nevertheless, that ev
ery person who shall seek to avail him
self of this proclamation shall take and
subscribe the following oath, and shall
cause the same to be registered for perma
nent preservation, in the same manner
and with the same effect as with the oath
prescribed in the said proclamation of the
29th day of May, iB6O, namely;
Ido solemnly swear (or affirm) in the
presence of Almighty God, that I will
henceforth faithfully support, protect and
defend the Constitution of the United
States, and the Union of the States there
under; and that 1 will in like manner
abide by and faithfully support all laws and
proclamations which have been made du
ring tbe late rebellion with reference to ■
the emancipation of slaves. So help me
The following persons and no others
are excluded from the benefits of this proc
lamation, and of the said proclmation,
of the 29th day of May, A. D. 18G5,
namely ;
First—The chief or pretended chief:
Executive officers,'including the President
Vice President, and all heads of depart
ments ot the pretended Confederate or
Rebel Government, and all who were
agents thereof in foreign States or coun
tries, and all who held or pretended to
hold, in the service of the said pretended
Confederate Government, a military rank
or title above the grade of Brigadier Gen
eral, or naval rank or title above that of
Captain, and all who were or pretended to
be Governors of States while maintaining,
abetting or submitting to and acquiescing
in the rebellion.
Second—All persons who in any way
treated otherwise as lawful prisoners of
war, persons who in any capacity were
employed or engaged in the military or
naval service of the United States.
Third—All persons, at the time tbey
may seek to obtain the benefits of this
proclamation, are actually in civiL milita
ry or naval confinement or custody!' or le
gally held to bail either before or after
conviction, and all persons engaged direct
ly or indirectly in the assassination of the
late President of the United States, or in
any plot or conspiracy in any manner
herewith connected.
In testimony whereof I have signed
these presents with my hand, and have
caused the seal of the United States to be
thereunto affixed.
[L. S.j Done at the City of Washing
ton|the seventh day of September, one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven.
By 'he President. Wm. 11. Seward.
Secretary of State.
TION. —The Pittsburg Republic declared
that it would have gladly supported Judge
Williams, but
"No word or act of ours, however could
be given in support of the dogma announ
ced in the Williomsport platform—that
the Supreme Bench should be debased to
harmonize with the clamor of a political
majority. There are yet other reasons ot
equal weight which lead us to labor for
the electiou of the candidate of Democra
cy in preference to his worthy opponent. —
The election of Judge Williams will be
claimed by the opposition as an endorse- !
ment of all the heresies of the Radicals,
including negro suffrage at tlie North by
enactment of Congress, continued and
more oppressive military despotism at the
South, which must also eventually extend
to the Northern States, and of all the con
templated wrongs which the wicked and j
corrupt liadical leaders have foreshadowed
or can invest. \\ e thus define our own
positiuu in regard to tho canvass for the
office of Judge of the Supreme Court of
this State."
OK COJRSE. —Old Ben Wade made a
speech at Marietta, Ohio, on the 2bth, in
support if the Radical course. lie said
negro suffrage is the logical result of Re
publican principles. Of course; and so is
negro equality and miscegenation—a mix
ture of tie races. The Democrats used to
charge tiis tact upon the old Abolition
party, yiars ago, and they always denied
it. The/ said they only meant free races.
They now admit that equality is the legit
imote of their action, and when they
demand miscegenation they will claim for
that the same prestige legitimacy as ase
quence ct Radicalism. And the claim
will be true,
negroes have announced themselves as can
didates br Congress in the First and
Fourth districts of Georgia. They claim
that the right to vote carries with it the
right tc hold otlice, and that as the blacks
arc in Majority, white men are not entitled
to repriScnt them. The Rads will get
enough of negro equality presently.
Reconstruction at the North—Democrat
ic Gains.
Whle reconstruction, under Radical
manipulation, lags in the South, the great
party >f constitutional freedom is march
ing 01 to inevitable triumph in the North.
Let u.- count np the Democratic gains in
round numbers since last spring:
In Connecticut 3,000
In Kentucky 20,000
In New Hampshire 5,000
In Rfode Island 2.000
In Vermont 5,000
In California 2G,000
In Miin 14,000
In Ahntana 1,000
Total 7 (5,000
Here is a total Democratic gain in seven
small States and one Territory of nearly
eighty thousand votes —nearly one quarter
of the entire popular majority for Lincoln
in 18G4 in the loyal States alone ! As an
offset, the Radicals are entitled to a credit
of B<i.ooo white voters disfranchised in
Tennessee ! — New York- World.
Will any Radical paper tell us why the
Republicans of Philadelphia, in the nndst
of the late war, refused to make a nomina
tion against Judge Sharswood when he
was the candidate of the Democratic party
for Judge of the District Court of Phila
delphia! If Sharswood was a nullifie r,
secessionist, traitor , (fee-, why did the Re
publicans of his own city endorse him at
the most critical point in the late war?—
Gettysburg Compiler.
It should r.ot be forgotten by tax-payers,
that it costs from $35,000,000 a year to
support the army in the South—where
not a soldier is needed for any honest pur
pose. This is a high price to pay for the
whistle - it is a heavy tax upon the busi
ness and industry of the Country. But
the high-priced whistle plays African
tunes and that is now the fashionable mu
THE UNION AS IT IS. —A disunion,
enormous taxes, famine prices, thieves in
office, white laborers at work, niggers in
idleness, country restored (in a horn) and
loyalty in colore. Glorious change !
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growing "small by degrees and beautifully
less." Some ladies dispense with it alto
i gether indoors, but this is just, as bad as
I the other extreme. In Paris it is still al- j
I most universally worn, but is quite nnob
trusive and almost imperceptible. There ;
' are none of the violent fluctuations from
nothing to the old-fashioned rotudity,
which are still to be seen among us. Ve
; ry small hoops and underskirts, gored, are
a necessity with gored dresses, and ladies
| who would avoid the imputation of ignor
ance and bad taste must remember this.—
A new skirt, all wool, made without plaits '
' so as to fit perfectly over a email hoop, is
among the fall novelties. It is called the
■ 4 Bouievard," and will naturally supercede
; the Balmoral, as it is light, durable; hand- i
j some, and especially adapted to the re- j
quirements of the present style of dress.— i
It is made in different styles; some plain, j
some trimmed with several rows of alpacca
braid, and others with a box plaiting, I
bouud on either edge with braid.
The Issue.
We clip the following from the New
York Herald of the 22d ult., a paper that
has no love for the Democratic party, but
which can state a point in a plain way.—
Let the people read what the Herald says
So far as the State election of next fall:
is concerned there will be no question of j
candidates raised on either 6ida. It is im
material what individuals may be in the
field for this or that office. The great is
sue to he decided will be one of princiole
alone—whether we are to have a restored
Union under a broad policy of general am
nesty and universal suffrage, reconstructing
the Southern States by g'ving all men,
black and white, the right to vote, or
whether, after squandering three or four
thousand millions of dollars to get rid of
the rule of negro owners and negro drivers
of the South, we are to give up the gov
ernment of the country for a quarter of a
century to a coalition of Puritans and nig
It is to settle both these issues, national
and local, that the War Democracy of
New York are about to move and to per
fect their organization ; and as they mate
rially contiiiiiited to put down the slave
owners' rebellion, there is no doubt they
will do good service in securing a thorough
change in our municipal affairs and in res
cuing the government of the nation from
the control of New England Puritans and
Southern negroes.
find the following account of a negro con
vention in Reading, in the New York pa
per®. Forney's Press —the special organ
of the negroes in this State had the report
of the affair: Rpyding, Pa, Aug. 14.
The Pennsylvania Negro Equal Right.®
League held two harmonious jnd enthusi
astic session here to dav. There was a ve
ry full attendance and several speeches
were delivered—one by the President,
Wm. Nesbit; another by the Chaplain,
John R. Nelson—expressing joy at the
progress made by the league in its educa
tional efforts, and promising the day was
not distant when negroes would vote in
Pennsylvania. Capt. E. 11. Ranch, a
white soldier of Dick Couter's Regiment of
Pennsylvania Volunteers, spoke at length;
Pennsylvania was no longer a slave hunt
ing ground, thanks to Thadeus Stevens.—
(The mention of Mr. Stevens, name drew
forth unbounded applause) He promised
that soon the right of franchise must be
vested in the negro. In the afternoon, a
series of resolutions were passed, thanking
the Legislature for the bill granting negroes
tha right to ride in public conveyances ;
thanking Congress for its protection ; con
the country on the Republican
victory in Tennosee; counseling the negroes
of the South to stand bv the Republicans
who are the only hope here find there, and
appointing a committee to visit Congress
and press the extension of the franchise
bill to every State in the Union. vN
The Ilarrisburg Telegraph, the cen
tral organ of the Republican party in
Pennsylvania, comes out squarely in favor
of negro suffrage in this and all the
Northern Statee, but it has not the hon
esty of manliness to advocate its submis
sion to a vote of the people of the States
to be affected thereby. It evidently fears
the people, for it says "it is a question
which, if debated, State by State, must
arouse the old and buried prejudices of
the vulgar and ignorant." lleoce, to get
around the prejudices of the people, whom
it designates as "vulgar and ignorant," it
calls upon Congress to do by usurpation
that which it fears the people of Penn
sylvania and other Northern States would
not do, if left free to act for themselves in
the matter.— Ex.
Heruld says a conviction is now working
the minds of the people that the immense
war debt was incurred, not to save the
Radical party and get the negro's vote for
that party. There are now six hundred
thousand men slaughtered, and three thou
sand millions of debt created simply to
build up a fanatical party, to make btpj
laws aud steal the public money.
WHEREAS, in and by an Act of the General
Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia, entitled "An Aet regulating the General Elec
tions within thie Commonwealth, passed the 2d day
of July, 1838," It is made the duty ot the Sheriff ot
every county to give publio notice of tuch Election
to be bolden, and to make known in such notice
what officeisare to be elected—Therefore I M. W."
DrWITT, Sheriff of tbe County of Wyoming, in
said Commonwealth, do make known by this adver
-1 tisement, to tbe Electors of the County of Wyoming
that a
| will be held in the County of Wyoming on the
2d Tuesday of October tie it.
(it being tbe Btb day of said month.) at which time
State, District and County Officers as follows are to
be elected, to wit:
One person for Judge of the Supreme Court of
Two persons to fill tbe offioes of Members of the
Honse of Representatives of Pennsylvania to repre
sent the counties of Wyoming ana Susquehann
One person for County Commissioner of the Coun
ty of Wyoming.
Two persons for Jury Commmissioners for the
County of Wyoming.
One perron for County Auditor for the County of
One person for Coroner of the County of Wyoming.
| I also hereby make known and give notice that
i the places of holding the General Election in the
several townships within the County of WyomiDg,
are as follows, to wit:
Braintrim District, t the boose occupied by T.
D. Spring in Laceyville.
Clinton, at the new school house in the village of
Eaton, at tbe house ot Peter Stroh, in Eaton
. township,
Exeter, at the house late of Solomon Brown, in
I Exoter township
Forkston, at the house of Hiram Hitchcock, in '
Forkston township.
Falls, at the house of Levi Townsend, in Falls
Lemon, at the school-honse, near 11. G. Ely, in 1
; LemoD township.
Monroe, at the red school-house in Monroe town
i ship
Mehnopnny, at the house of Peter Bender, in
Mehoopany township-
Meshoppen, at tbe house of Daniel Hanking on, in
; Meshoppen township.
j Northmoreland, at the bonse of Winters Allow-
I ard at Centremoreland Corners, in Northfboreland .
| township.
1 Nicholson, at the honse occupied by E. N. Bacon
in Nicholson township.
North Branch, at the school-bouse near the store !
| late of John Pfouts, in North Branch township.
i Ovefield, at the old school-boose near Lawrence
! Agers. in Overfield township.
Tunk. Born, at the Court House, in the Boro. of
I Tunkhannook.
Tunk. Twp., at the Court House, in the Boro. of
Windham, at the house of David Fisk, in Wind
ham township.
Washington, at the Baptist Church on Russell
Hill in Washington township.
In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled |
"An Act relating to the Elections of this Common
wealth," passed the 2d of July, A D. 1839.
"That tne Inspectors and Judges of the several
election districts in said county shall meet at the re
spective places appointed for holding the election
in the districts to which they respectively belong,
before nine o'cleck on the morning of the second
Tuesday in October, in each and every year and
each of s 'id Inspectors shall appoint one clerk who
shall be a qualified voter of such district.
"In case the person who shall have received the
second highest number of votes for Ibspectors shall
not attend on -he day of Election, he, the perron
who shall have received the second highest number
of votes for Judge at the preceding election shall
act as laspector in his place. And in case tbe per
son who shall have received the highest number
of votes far Inspector shall not attend, the person
elected Judge t ball appoint an Inspector in his
place ; aid in case the person elected Judge shall
not attend, then the Inspector who received the
highest number of votes shall appoint a Judge in
his place, and if any vacancy shall continue in the 1
Board for the space of one hour after the time fixed
for tbe opening the election the :qua|ifiq voters
of the township, ward or district, for which such offi -
cer shall have been elected present at the place of |
election, shall elect one of their number to fill such
'•ln all eases where the names of a person claim
ing to vcte is not to be found on the list furnished
by the Commissioners and Assessors, or his right to
vote whether found therein or not is objected to by
any qualified citizen it shall be the outy of the In
spectors to examine such persons on oath as to his
qualifications and if he claims to have resided in
the State for one year or more, his oath shall he
sufficient proof thereof; but he shall make proof by
[ at least one competent witness who shall be a qual
' ilied elector that has resided within the district for
more than 'en days immediately proceeding the
election, and shali also biiuself s sear that his bona
fide residence, in pursuance of his lawful calling is
within the district and that he did not move into the
district for the purpose of voting therein.
Every person qualified as aforesaid, nnd who shall
make due proof, if required, of his residence and
payment of taxes as aforesaid, shall he admitted
to vote in the township, ward or district in which he
shall reside.
"If any person or persons shall make any bet or
wager upon the result in this Commonwealth, or
shall offer to make any such bet or wager either by
verbal proclamation thereof, or by any written or
printed advertisement challenge or wager, upon
conviction thereof he or they shall forfeit npd pay
three times the amount so bet or offered to bet
"lf any person not by law qualified shall fraudu
lently vote at any election within this Common
wealth, or being otherwise qualified shall vote out
of his proper district, or if any person knowing the
want of such qualification shall aid or procure such
person or persons offending shall on conviction be
fined not exceeding two hundred dollars and he im
prisoned for a term not exceeding three months.
•'lf any person shall vote at more than one elec
tion district, or otherwise fraudulently more than
once on the same day or shall fraudulently fold and
deliver to the Inspectors two tickets together with
the intention to illegally vete, or shall vote the
same or if any person shall advise or procure others
so to do he or they so offending shall on conviction
be fined in any sum not less than fifty nor more
than five hundred dollars and be imprisoned for any
term not less than three or more thus twelve
' If any person not qualified to vote in this Com
monwealth agreeable to law (excepting the sons of
qualified citizens.) shall appear at any place of
election for the purpose of issuing tickets or influen
cing citizens qualified to vote, he shall on conviction
forfeit or pay any sum not exceeding one hundred
dollass for every such offence, and he imprisoned for
any term not exceeding three months.
"That ary person except justices of the peace
who shall hold any office or appointment of prr fit or
trust un (er the government of the United States, or
of this State, or of any citv or incorporated district,
whether a commissioned officer or otherwise—a sub
ordinate officer or agent —who is or who shall be
employed under the legislative, executive or juni
ciary department of this State or of the United
States, or of any city or incorporated district is by
law incapable of holding or exercising, at the same
time, the office of appointment of Judge, Inspector,
or Clerk of any election within this Commonwealth
and that no Inspector, Judge or other offi-er of any
such election, shall be eligible to any office to be
then voted for.
"No person shall be permitted to vote at any
election as'aforesaid, other than white freemen at
the age of 21 years or more, who shall have resided
in this State at least or* year, and in the election
district where he offers to vote, at least ten days
immediately proceeding such election, and within
two years have paid a State or county tax which
shaH have been assessed at least ten days before
election. But a citizen of the United Statks, who
has previously been a qualified voter of this State,
and removed therefrom and returned, and who shall
have resided in tho eleclioa district, and pail taxes
aforesaid, shall lie entitled to vote after residing in
this Stata six months, provided that the white Iree
man citizens of the United States between the ages
of 21 and 22 years and having resided in this State
one year, and in the election district 10 days as
aforesaid, shall be entitled to vete although they
shall not have paid taxes.
"No person shall be permitted to vote if his namo
is not contained in the list of taxable inhabitants
furnished Dy the Commissioners as aforesaid unless
first he produces a receipt for the payment within
2 years of Sto'e or County tax assessed agreeably
to the Constitution and give satisfactory evidence,
either on his oath or affirmation of another that he
has paid such tax or on failure to produce a receipt
shall make oath to the payment thereof; or second,
if he claims a right to vote, by being an elector be
tween the age of 21 and 22 years, ho shall depose
on oath or affirmation that he has resided in the
Btate at least one year before his application and
make proof of resid-dce in his district as is required
by this Aot, and that he does verily believe from the
account given him that he is of the 6>resi4 age'
and give auch other evidence ae ia required by thia
Act, whereupon the name of the person go admitted
to rote shall be inserted in the alphabetical fiat h„
the Inspectors, and a note made opposite thereto u
writing the word "tax," if he shall be admitted t u
vote by reason ot having paid a tax, of the word
"age" if he shall be permitted to vote on account of
bis nge, and neither case the reason of such rote
shall be called oot to the clerks, who shall name it
in the list of voters kept by them,
'•lf any person shall prevent or attempt to prevent
a any officer of an election, or use or threaten any
violence to any/och officer, or shall interfere wiq,
him in the execution of his duty or .hall block up , r
attempt to block the window or arenne or any win
dow where the same may be bolden, or shall riotous
ly disturb the peace of such election or sbal 1 nee or
practice any intimidation, threats, for ce or violence
; Hth design to influence unduly or overawe any'
elector to prevent him from voting or to restrain
I the freedom of choice, such person on conviction
shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hun
dred dollars and be imprisoned for any time not lew
than one nor more than twelve months ; and it it
I shall be shown to the Court where the trial of sack
! offense shall be had that the person so offending wig
not a resident of the city, ward, district, or township,
where tho offence was committed, and not entitle
. to a vote therein, then on eooviction be sbal! h*
j sentenced to pay a fine of lot less than one hun
j dred dollars and be imprisoned not leas than six
months or more than two years.
Regulating tho mode of voting at all elections, in
the tevera) counties of this Commonwealth.
SKCTIOH. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Bouse
of Representatives of the Commonwealth ef Penn
sylvania in General Assembly met, and it it hereby
enacted by tbe authority of the same, That the
qualified voters of tbe several coantias of this Com
monwealth, at all general, township, borough and
special elections, are hereby, hereafter, autboria> d
and and required to vote by tickets, printed or writ-
I (en. ot partly printed and partly written, s overs Ily
| c!a.ssifiou as follows : One ticket shall embrace the
names of all judges of courts voted for, and to be la
j belled , outside, "judiciary ; " one ticket shall ttn
! brace the names of all state officers voted for, and to
be labelled, "state one ticket shall embrace the
| names of all county officers voted for, including of
i lice o I senator, member, and members of assembly,
i if voted for, and member of congress if voted for,and
|be labelled, "county one ticket shall embrace the
names ol all township officers voted for, and be la
belled, "township one ticket ska!) embrace tbe
names of all borough officers toted for, and be re
belled, "borough and each class shall be deposited
in separate ballot-boxes.
Agreeably to the provisioosof the sixty-first sec
tion ot said Act every general and special election
shall be opened between the hours of eight and tea
in the forenoon and shall continue without interrup
tion or adjournment until seven o'clock in tbe even
ing, when the polls shall he closed.
Pursuant to the provisions contained in the 76th
section of the Act, tbe Judges of the aforesaid dis
tricts respectfully shall take charge of tbe certifi
cate or return of the election of their respective dis
tricts, and produce them at a meeting of one Judge
from each district, at the Court House in tbe bo
rough of Tunkbannock, on the third day after the
day of eleetioD, being the l)tb day of October next
then and there to do and perform the duties re
3uired by law of said Judges. Also, that where a
udge by sickness or unavoidable accident ia unable
to attend said meeting of Judges then tbe certifi
cates on return aforesaid shall be taken charge of
by one of the inspectors or clerks of electkm of sai l
district who shall do and perform thedutiee required
of said Judge unable to aiten 1.
Also, that in tho 31st section of said Act, it is
enacted, that when two or more counties shall com
pose a District for tbe choice of a member or mem
bers of the senate of this Commonwealth of the
House of Representatives of the United States ot
this Commouwealtb, or President Judge, the Ju<lges
of the election in each county having met a afore
said, the Clerk sball make out a correct statement of
all the votes which shall have been given at such
election, within the county for every person voted
for, as such member or members, or President
Judge, which shall be signed by said fudges and
attested by thf clerks ; and one of the said Judges
shall take charge of said certificate and shall pro
duce the same at a meeting of one Judge from each
county in such districts as is or may be appointed
by law for for this purpose, which meeting sball be
held the seventh day after tbe election."
Given under my hand at my office in the Borough
of Tunkhannook, the 12th day of Sept. A. D.1867.
M. W. DEWITT. Sheriff.
Home 1n5.,C0., N Y.,Capital ami 5urp1u5.93,700.000
Ins. Co. of N. America, Pbiia. " '• 1,800,000
International Ins. Co-, N. V, 1 500,000
Lycoming Co. Mutual. Muocy, Pa, *' 3,000.001
Farmers' Mutual, York, " 560.000
Ins. Co.. State of Pa., Phila., Pa. " 700.00Q
Hartford Eire Ins. Co, Hartford Ct. " 1,800,000
Putnam " •* 600,000
Travelers' Ins. Co., of Hartford Ct, insur
ing against all kinds of accidents. 500,000
of Hartford, Ct., paying 60 per cent, divi
dends to the insured. Capital 910,000,000
Notes received in payment of one-half the
premium, on which six per cent, interest
only is to be paid, and only four notes re
quired. The notes are never to he paid un
der any circumstances—Policy will he paid
in full and notes given up.
Assets over 93,000,000
of Philadelphia, Pa., Capital, 91,000,000
C. H. SMITH. Solicitor, Montrose, Pa.
Capital 95000,000
Insrvnre on all kinds of Live Sloek agatnst
Theft and Deal from any cause.
All Business entrusted to oar care will be attended
to on fair termes, and all Losses promptly adjusted.
BILLINGS STROUD, ) C T nrn A unnu-v ,
M. C SUTTON, Esq., Friendsville, Pa, Solicifoi
Office first door east of 'Brick Block," inontrose, Pa.
Insurance Agency.
Af Tunkhantiock, 'fa,
Are Agents for the following, and all other responsi
ble Insurance Companies :
N. America, Philadelphia, Assets, $1,763 267:
Enterprise, " " 372,304.
Manhattan, New York, " 1 052,123.
N. American, •' " 755,057.
Lorillard. " " 1,436.540.
Corn Exchange, " " 501,095.
Fanners' Ins. Co., York, " 525.030.
Lycou-ing, Muncy, " 2,800,000.
Home, New York. " 3,645,388-
Hartford, Hartford, " 1,788,153.
Phoenix, ' " 1,103.467
Travelers, '• " 741,337-
Hartford Live Stock, " 178,929.
Home, New Haven, " 1.438,491
Cumberland Valley, " 506.000.
N. England Mutual, L 5,000,000.
Property of all kinds will be insured nt the most
reasonable rates, in any of the abovo coin(>anies.
Losses to insurers by Fire, accident or theft,
promptly adjusted and paid.
Tunk-, Pa. Sept. 16, 1867,-v7u7-tf,
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE ; That on the 3Ut day of
August. A. D, 1867. a Warrant in' Bankruptcy was
issued against the Estate of William Cortright of
Meshoppen, in the County of Wyoming and State of
Pennsylvania, who has been adjudged a Bankrupt
on his own petition : that the payment of any debts
and delivery of any properiy belonging to such Bank
rupt, to him, or for his use, and the transfer of any
property by him are forbidden by Law • that a meet
ing of the Creditors ot the said Bankrupt, to pt> |V9
their debts, to chooee one or more Assignees of h"
Estate, will be held at a Court of Bankruptcy, to N
holden at the office of the Register in the Court
House at Towanda, I'a., before Edward Overton, Jf
Register, on tho 24th day of October, A. D. 1367, '•
9 o'clock, A. M.
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