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" CURRENT NEWS. *
Corn is Belling in some districts oflowa for
eight cents a bushel.
There are of(y four thousand places of wor
ship in the United States.
Tfcere are 139,984 widows in the State of
New York, and only 44.894 widowers.
Boston is about to compel boot black to
take out a license as in Loudon. The news
boys already do so,
A double tree grows near Liberty, Miss,
half of which is oak and (he other half pine
The population of San Francisco is over 130,
000. an increase of 59,000 in seven years.
Elm<ra, N. Y., is soon to have a keg fac
tory. The kegs will be bored out of solid
"Mike McCool" and "Joe C< lhurn" are to
contend for the pugilistic championship of
America and §IO,OO a side.
It is said Sonora has a population of eight
women to one uian. Courting ought to be
easy down there.
No person who has lot any of his proper
ty by gambling within four month of his ap
plication, can receive the benefit of the bank
Besides the 8100 000,000 in gold held in
the Treasury vaull9 of ihe United States, the
baDk of England holds §121,870,000, and the
bank of France §190.000,000.
A giant potato !u the- Paris Exposition
weighs fifteen pounds. It is in the form of a
barrel, and if excavated would hold five qt's
of water. No small potato that.
Parson Brownlow has succeeded in getting
himself elected U. S. Senator from Tenues
James M. Scovel, of New Jersey, who was
eniplojtd by the mongrels to canvass Chester
county, has written a letter in which he reit
erates the Republican platform to be negro
suffrage ; and that the party must either sink
or swim on that basts.
The young mechanics and working men <f
Ohio, says a moDgrel sheet, went almost en
masse against the amendment to the Cbnsti
Democratic rejoicings over tho result in
Pennsylvania and Ohio, have cost the party
some few pounds of gunpowder. Now we
respectfully suggest that all this be stopped
for the present. The gunpowder may be
wanted for better purposes before many days
The Democrats of Cincinnati celebrated
their victory on the 19th. Houses were illu
Gen. Grant deserves the thanks of all hon
est men for exposing Gov. Geary's attempt
ed fraud upon the ballot box at Furl Dela
Widder Lincoln's old clo's are not yet dis
posed of, so that there is still a chance fur
West Chester getting a share,
The Democrats of Ohio have chased one
Presidential aspirant into his political grave
and another has Ben Wade and fuund want
There was s monster torch-light procession
at Harrisburg, on Saturday evening last, in
honor of the defeat of mougrelism in Penn
sylvania and Ohio.
There was a grand parade of Firemen in
Lancaster, Pa., on Wednesday of last week.
It was participated in by companies from
Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Reading,
Altoona, York, Lancaster, etc.
General Grant has the blood of the Porters
Miners, Putnams, Lathrops, and Huntingtons
in his veins. His ancestors arrived in this
country May 20, 1635— Exchange,
lie must be pretty fnU blooded.
ANY OI.E CI.O'S TO SELL ? -An impudent
editor out West wants to know if the old clo
which Mrs. Lincoln offers to6ell in New York
filled the ninety deal boxes she took with her
The showman who offered $13,000 for Mrs.
Lincoln's old clothes, for ihe purpose of ex
hibiting them, ought to turn bis attention*to
NEW ENGLAND SCANOAL.— It is said that
the wife, so recently taken to the bosom ol
Senator Sumner, has become so disgusted
with her liege lord and master, and finding
him wanting in all the attnbutcs of manhood,
and indignant at the domestic slavery entail
ed upon her, has left the bed and board of the
Senator, aud will resume ber maiden name
/.-fferson Davis has received notice that his
trial will take place in November.
Gen, Grant has granted General Sheridan
two months leave of absence.
The Virginia negroes don't know whether
they can trust white Radicals after the result
A prize fight took place on the 20'.b inst.
near Philadelphia, between two men named
John Badger and Robert Cunningham. Af
ter® few rounds had been fought, the police
male a dash, and arrested seventeen of the
spectators, and subsequently one of the prin
A servant girl employed in a hotel in Pliil
ade'phia gave birth to an illegitimate child
one day last week, and threw it from a fifth
sto y window. The cries of the child at
tracted the attention of a polici man, and it
was found to be entirely uninjured ! The
mother was arrested, and will be held to ans
wer the charge of attempted infanticide.
Mrs. Lincoln still famishes adaily item for
the newspapers, her late radical friends using
some very strong language in regard to ber.
"The age of chivalry is past."
Robert S. McCheesncy, a policeman of
ifisw York ci'y, in attempting to arrest a no
torious female named Fannio Wright, on Sat*
nrday night last, had bis throat cut by her,
from which he died in a few minutes. She
Was arrwted, tod a wafts ber trial.
HARVEY SICKLER, Editor.
Wednesday, Oct. 3Q, 186T
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CHANGES, and all others interested, wil|
plea.-e note the CHANGE of TITLE, of this
per, from THE NORTII BRANCH DEM
OCRAT t.> WYOMING DEMOCRAT
CT Wcg. ve considerable space in our
paper to day, to an article r/lating to the
late Mrs, "Government's" wardrobe, in or
der that the facts may be preserved as a
matter ot history. It will * w s recollected
that the late lamented Mr, Government,
said, on a certain occasion," that he was
"making history.,' His wife, it seems, was
then m iking #2,000 petticoats, et cetera,
out of her "near and deai friends"—the loy
al contractors and office-seekers at the
White llousc. Those fair-weather friends
having ceased makirig contributions to her
linen department, she has gone to making
history, out of these old clothes.
The following hints to persons doing
bu-iness at tlie Post Office, are taken from
an exchange, and the advice given is as ap
propiia'e here as in the market for which
it was produceed:
Always deposit a letter in a letter box,
and never take it to the delivery unless
you de?ire to ask some questiens relating
to weight directions, etc. Even some bu
siness men hand their letters in at the de
livery, as if that act would secure their
earlitr transmission. Every letter placed
in the letter box is sent up to the very
moment of locking the mail bags.
Never write "in haste" on your letters,
The Postmaster is in duty bound to trans
mit ad mail matter as speedily as possi
When you ask for a letter give the full
name distinctly, and don't apply for a let
ter for any of the "Thompsons," or
"Brown,s' or "Smiths."
When it is possibie, get your mail mat
ter into the office about half an hour be
fore the mail is to be closed.
W hen yon stamp a letter always place
the stamp on the right hand corner of the
envelope as iu the case with all govern
ment stamped envelopes.
Never drop money into the letter box
with letters, lor all letters without stamps
are sent to the Dead Letter Office ; and
the money intended to buy the stamps for
your letters may be applied to some other
letter which may Lave been dropped iu
without stamps or money, It is best al
ways to keep a few stamps on hand ,
Stamp your letters yourself. Do not
leave a letter and three cent piece at ilia
delivery and then tun off leaving the rest
to the Postmaster. He is not obliged to
receive letters in that way.
Don't ask for a letter for Lucy Smith,
ami w hen the I'o>tmaster runs over S's
ask if there is anything for Wo. Sampson.
When you are disappointed in not get
ling a letter, don't swear at the Postmas
ter, for tliat will not benefit you nor him
Don't stand at the letter window, and
chat with the clerk about matters not con
nected with the business of the department
and keep others who are in a hurry wait
ing Do your business ami leave,'
Depose the President—what then ?
The New York World starts the ques
tion—if the Radicals go ahead and carry
out tht ir threat to impeach the President
—what course will the Democrats follow ?
The eJitor says:
"From our knowledge of the temper of
the Democratic party, we have no hesita
tion in saying that it will face the emer
gency with as much vigor and trepidity
as indignant human nature is very well ca
pable of. It is our clear and decided
judgment that influential Democrats ought
not to go into the Cabinet or accept any
office under the Pies!dent, and thus ex
pose the party, in the great struggle which
may come, to the imputation of sordid
motives. We can easily convict the im
peacliers of such motives, but the charge
would lose its effect if, with any color of
truth, it could he retorteJ.
If it were merely a fight between Con
gress and the President, wc should have
no interest except, as bystanders, to see
fair play. But it is of far higher conse
quence. It is an attempt by one branch of
the government, to destroy the independ
ence, and subvert the constitutional rights
of the other. To put out a President for
the base motive of getting contiol of the
federal patronage for electioneering pur
poses, would be a decree of political degen
eracy not a whit better than the pronunci
amentos and anarchy which have so long
afflicted Mexico. If President Johnson is
impeached and deposed for no crime hut
fidelity to the Consiitution, and the peo
ple submit to it, the country will have
reached the lowest stage of political deg
If, unhappily, it should come to a con
flict of force, it will be for us to decide, on
high public grounds, free from any ident
ification with tlie personal fortunes of Mr,
Johnson, where duty might call us in so
serious a juncture. The controversy will
pass through many phases before it reach
es the stage at which that question can
arise ; and Democrats, while shrinking
from no responsibility which public duty
may require of them, hope to defeat the
impeachment project by other methods
than a resort to force. Whenever it be
comes necessary, they will cause it to be
fully understood tba' they will stand res
olutelv, not by the President, who is noth
ing .o tlipm, but by the Constitution threat
ened to be outraged in his person. They
will make no sacrifices for the man, hut
they wilt shrink from no sacrifice which
may became necessary to vindicate the
rights of tie office.
THE SUMNER SCANDAL.
The Cause of the Separation of Sumner
i and his Wife.
i A public man sometimes becomes so
public tiiat his private affairs command a
publicity which it would bi an affectation
of the press not to notice. Ilence I send
you the following; Not two years ago the
long known bachelor, Charles Suinner,
became a Benedick, A highly educated,
and in many respects an accomplished
I man, of good manners, and better appear
! ance, naturally enongb, he stood high
among the ladies of Boston, and he had no
I difficulty in winning the hand of a widow
I (from one of the F. F. of Boston,) who
sacrificed no inconsiderable jointure in
marrying him. The honeymoon had all
' the apparant charm that honeymoons usu
ally have, when Mrs. Sumner went with
her husband to Washington, and new
scenes ensued. Among the accomplished
men composing the Diplomatic Corps in
W ashingtun w as Baron llolstein, of Prussia
whom the Prussian King had attached to
the Prussian Legation there, "to spy out
tae land." Naturally enough he courted
the the acquaintance of Charles Sumner,
the Chairman of the Committee on For
eign Affairs in the Senate, who at a din
ner party, introduced ids wife to the Ba
ton, and who was placed beside ber at
dinner. An acquaintance ensued, and a
iiiendship followed, such as naturally and
honorably spring up between the 6cxes
with kindred tastes and aspirations. The
' Baron attended to the lady in matinees
and soirees, and in other public places,
and occasionally escorted tier from the
Senate, where both had been to hear the
Senator speak. Mr. Sumner, becoming
displeased with this acquaintanceship—it
cannot be properly called intimacy—wrote
; a letter to Baron Holstein, in which,
| wh'lc complaining of it, report says be in
sinuated something not honorable to the
wife. The Baron wrote back a letter, in
which, in substance, be said there was no
cause of offence whatever—he had been
polite to madaine, as he was to other la
dies of similar accomplishments, and noth
ing had ever happened which propriety or
good taste forbade. But if the Senator
was not satisfied with that, he was ready
to give him any such satisfaction as a mail
of uonor demanded.
This correspondence was the beginning
and er.d ol first part; but Mr. Sumuer, re
port says, then became cool to his wife,
and the lady aud the Baron became more
reserved in their intercourse. Then Mr.
I Sumner, as Chairman of our Committee
of Foreign Affairs, wrote to the Prussian
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the distin
guished Bismarck, that if he, (Bismarck)
: would recall the Baron he (Sumner) wo'd
be obliged The adroit Bismarck yielded
j to the potential position of the American
i chairman of Foreign Affairs, and the Ba
ron was recalled to Berlin.
Mrs. Sumuer next became acquainted
with this correspondence, and, naturally
enough, was indignant beyond all power
of description. Iler indignation naturally
Ire ted upon that part of the correspon
dence which, it was alleged, touched her
; honor. The end of all this is, that Mrs
! Sumner has gone her way to Europe—
their common establishment in Washing
j ton being given up, and another is taken
j by the Senator for the winter.
There is some scandal afloat beyond all
; this, relating both to the Senator and the
| lady—such as may be expected from early
j denotements in such a marriage affair—but
I the basis of the report in Boston is such
as I send yon. What I have written is in
everybody's mouth, and it may possibly
be erroneous in some of the details, but
lin substance probably correct. I send it
• to you for publication because what, if any
j thmg, is wrong here had better at oneo be
! set right tO stop the touggrs of the thou
' sands that are making more out of a few
i facts.— Boston (October 21) Correspond
ence of the New York Express.
The Republicans have a sensible way of
reconciling themselves on their late defeat*
One savs, "the Republicans did not
turn out," another, "it was the local issues"
others say, "it was the Lager Beer ques
tion ; while Ben Wade says: The d—d
Bonds and the G—d d —d niggers gave
that State to the Copperheads; while an
other bawls lustily, "the Quakers didn't
vote, "the fact is" another says, "the Re
publicans staid at home to thrash Buck
wheat, and the Copperheads went to elec
tion and voted. Now, we think they are
all about right. The Republicans did stay
away, becuuse they began to see where
their party was leading tbem to; the Sol
diers learned that they were "played out,"
and did not go; tbo Bond-holders began
to see repudiation staring tbem in the
face, and they didn't go; the Quakers be
gan to see another war, and didn't go, —
Finally, there was a good many Republi
cans, who thought that reconsti uction
down South was well enough, but re con
struction at home on the negro suffrage
social equality platform, smelt a little too
strong, and they didn't go— Ex,
How Geary is Paying off the State Debt.
"Bob, 1 have just paid off that note in
bank, and feel good."
"Where did you raise the money ?"
Why, you see, I gave them a new note
at ninety days, paid the discount, and lift
ed the old one."
It is on that plan Geary is paying off
the State debt. He borrowed largely last
spring, paying six per cent, interest infold
and now he is puying off the bonds which
only command five per cent, in paper with
the money he thus raised. That is a fair
specimen of Radical financiering, and the
fuss that is being made over it shows that
Radical newspapers consider their readers
to be very stupid and ignorant.— Lan. In
tW A negro was so convinced of the
lowliness of his race that he was indifferent
as to a future slate, believing that "dey'il
make niggers work when in Lieaben !" A
clergyman tried to argue him out of his
opinion by representing this not to be the
case as there was no woik for him or any
one else to do. His answer was, "You
gwo 'way, massa : I know better. If dere's
no oder work tor culled persons up dar
dey'il make urn sbub de clouds along !"
Abraham Lincoln, late President, left
personal estate to the value of SIIO,OOO, —
VY hat hta become of the money, is the que •*
(From the New Fork World )
Mrs Lincoln's Wardrobe..
Full Explanation of the Whole Matter—
Important Letter fritm Mrs Lincoln—
Her Complaints of the Jngratijude o/
Black Republican Office-Seekers,
The announcement has already been
made in these columns that' Mrs. Abra||pm
Lincoln, widow of the late President was
compelled to dispose of some of her per
sonal effects in order to eke out the slen
der income which remained to her after
the settlement of her husband's estate, and
that she was, in fact, in the city under the
assumed name of Mrs. Clarke for the pur
pose of superintending the sale of her
property. As Mrs. Lincoln is no longer
auxious to withhold from the public the
lacts of the case, there can be no impro
priety in imparting further information
upon the subject, as obtaiued from the la
THE PROPERTY LEFT BY MRS. LINCOLN.
Upon the death of Mr. Lincoln an ef
fort was made to appropriate for his wife
and family the sum that he would have re
ceived from the United States had he liv
ed to finish his second term of office, to
wit: one hundred thousand dollars; but
it resulted in appropiiating but twenty
five thousand dollars, the amount of one
year's salary as President. Of this sum
three thousand dollars were required to
discharge certain standing obligations, i
leaving but twenty-two thousand dollars, !
which, with the house and lot in Spring
field, 111., owned by Mr. Lincoln previous i
to his election to the Presidency in iB6O,
was all the property which fell to Mrs.
Lincoln. Her present income, she states,
is but seventeen hundred dollars a year,
of which three handled comes from the
rent of ber old house in Springfield. Pi
appears from this that Mr. Lincoln not
only saved no money while he occupied
the White House, hut really lived beyond
his income, which, in connection with the
natural reluctance of his widow to return
to the simple style of living to which she
had been used before her residence in
Washington, has compelled her to part
with seme of her personal effects at the
LETTERS FROM MRS. LINCOLN.
Appended are several letters written bv
Mis. Lincoln in relation to this most un
pleasant business, the contents of which
will surprise the public. Ibe Gist in or
der of their date, appears to be the fol
CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 18G7.
"MR. BRADY : —A notice in a New
York paper having attracted ray attention
that you sold, articles of value on commis
sion, prompts me to write. The articles I
am sending you todi>pose of were gifts of
dear tiiends, which only urgent necessity
compels me to part with, and I am espe
cially anxious thai they shall not he sacri
ficed. The circumstances are peculiar and
painfully embarrassing, therefore 1 hope
you will endeavor to realize as much as
possible from litem. Hoping soon to hear
from you I remain, very respectfully
MRS. A, LINCOLN."
THE ARTICLES FORWARDED TO NEW YORK.
The next letter, bearing the same date
as the preceding is as follows :
"Chicago. Sept 1, 18G7.
"Mr, Brady, Commission Broker, 609
Broadway, New York;
"I have this day sent to you personal
property which lam compelled to part
with, and which you will find of consider
able value. The articles consist of four
camel's hsyr shawls, lace dress and shawl,
a parasol cover, a diamond ring, two dress
patterns, some furs, Ac. I'lease have
them appraised, and confer by letter with
me. "Very respectfully,
"Mrs. A. LINCOLN."
THE ARTICLES TO BE SOLD.
In this connection, is given an invento
ry of the articles sent to Mr. Brady, at
609 Broadway, by Mr 9. Lincoln, with the
valuation affixed to each :
1 bl'k centre camel's hair shawl, l'ncr £,500
1 bl'k centre camel's h#ir shawl, I'tig 1,200
1 white c'otre cam'ls hair sli'l, square 400
1 bl k centre catn'ls hair shawl, square 350
1 red centre camel's hair shawl, square 100
3 small shawls, square 50
1 white Paisley shawl, long 50
1 do do do square 50
3 superfine point black lace shawls,
£1,500, SSOO, S3OO
2 do do do do #SO £4O
4 white point lace shawl, long 7,200
1 do do do dress, ur.made 4,000
1 do do do flounce 150
I do do do parasol cover 250
1 do do do handkerchief 80
1 Russian sable cape 1,500
1 do do boa. 1,200
Also many other article#, including dia
monds, rings, tkc., kc.
SIRS. LINCOLN'S OPINION OF REPUBLICANS.
A significant feature of the subsequent
letters and memoranda is the feeling en
tertained by Mrs. Lincoln towards men
who besought Ler influence to secure their
official positions, and were profuse with
promises if she would gratify their wishes
but now give her the cold shoulder. Cer
tain persons of their party, such as Thur
low Weed, Henry J. Raymond, Wm. 11.
Seward, and others, she is particularly se
vere against, and claims that it was through
tbeir influence that the plan proposed by
the voluntary subscription of the people
was thwarted. At this point the follow
ing memorandum, the original being in
Mrs, Lincoln's own hand-writing, is given :
The question was asked Mrs. Lincoln
what her feelings were in regard to the
Black Republican party, in consideration
of the nnkindness and ingratitude display
ed by them in depriving her of almost
all means of support; the reply was:
"I could not relinquish my attachment for
the party to which my husband belonged,
and in whose cause his precious life was
sacrificed, notwithstanding it is composed
of such men as Weed, Raymond and Sew
ward, who nominally belong to it. and who
to accomplish their purposes, would drag
it down to the lowest depths of degradation.
The late President thoroughly tested these
men, and had become fully aware before
his death of their treachery and falseness."
MRS. LINCOLN UNDER AN ASSUMED NAME.
As the negotiations with Mr, Brady pro
ceeded, Mrs. Lincoln deemed it best that
her name should not appear, the reasons
'or which are given in the foliowitf g extrac
from a letter written by her:
" Through the ingratitude of the Re
pultlieati9 towards the memory of the la
mented President, the family of their chief
has been left to suffer want and destitution.
Therefore, it is natural to suppose that
when it became imperatively necessary for
Mrs. Lincoln, the honored and beloved
wife of the late President, to dispose of
ber apparel and jewelry to enable her to
meet the common daily necessities of life,
it was certainly in better taste that Mrs,
Clarke, rather then Mrs. Lincoln, should
appear in the proceeding. Although in
her overwhelming sorrow she was bv an ;
ungrateful Republican party peprived of
her rightful maintenance, they should ap- 1
preciate her delicacy in desiring her true
name and their owr. ignominy from being,
known to the world."
The next letter presents more in detail
the reasons for her action in this matter,
and at the same time expresses her regret
that the ingratitude of Republicans may
do injury to the Republican party:
"CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 1867.
"W. 11. BRADY, Esq: You write me
that reporters are after you concerning my
goods deposited with you —which, in con
sideration of my urgeot wants, I assure
you I am compelled to relinquish —and
also that there is a fear that these news
men will seize upon the painful circum
stances of your having these articles placed
in your hands to injure the Republican
party politically. Iu the cause of this
party and for universal freedom my belov
ed husband's precious life was sacrificed,
nor for the world would Ido anything to
injure the cause. My heart iseveranx
ious for its success, notwithstanding the
veiy men for whom my noble husband did
so much, unhesitatingly deprived me of ail
means of support and left me in a pitiless
coudition. The necessities of life are upon
me, urgent and imperative, and I am
scarcely removed from want —so different
from the lot my loving and devoted bus
band would have assigned me—and I find
myself left to struggle for myself. I am
compelled to pursue the only course left
me—immediately within the next week to
sell these goods, and if not wholly dispos
ed of by Wednesday, October 30th, on
iliat Hay please sell at auction, after ad
vertising very largely that they are my
"Very respectfully. MRS. A. LINCOLN."
STILL FUKEHER EXPLANATION.
The last letter which of mention will be
made at this time is the following:
"W, H. Brady, Esq.:
" I have reflected upon your remarks
and have cone uded to leave evejything to
your good juJgment and excellent sense.
My great, great sorrow and loss have made
me painfully sensitive; but as rny feelings
and pecuniary comfort were never regard
ed or even recognized in the midst of mv
overwhelming bereavement, now that I atn
pressed in a most startling manner fui
means of common subsistence, I do not
know why I should shrink from an oppor
tunity ofiimproving my trying position.—
Being assured that all you do will he ap
propriately executed, and in a manner that
will not startle me very greatly and excite
as little comment as possible, again I shall
leave all in your hands. 1 am passing
through a very painful ordeal, which the
country, in remembrance of my noble and
elevated Irj.-band should have spared me.
I remain, with great respect, very truly,
" P. S.—As ynu'mention that my goods
have been vhlued at| twenty four thousand
dollars, I will be wilting to make a rednc
lion of eight thousand dollars in five-twen
ties —nothing less. If this is not accom
plished, I will continue to advertise large
ly until every article is sold. I must have
means to live, at least in a medium com
fortable state. " MRS. L "
iW A blacksmith having been slander
ed, was advised to apply to the courts for
redress. He replied with true wisdom :
"I shall never sue anybody for slander. I
shall go into my shop and work out a bet
ter character in six months than I could
get in a court room in six years."
Is DRUNKENNESS RARE IN VINE GROW
ING DISTRICTS ?—Rev. Dr. Bellows writes
from Bingen-on the-Rhine to the Liberal
It is much to be regretted that the friends
of temperance have of late been trying to
unsettle the opinion that druukenness is
rare in vino growing countries. It is so
patent in France and Germany that intem
perance in the form of drunkenness is a
most exceptional vice that only willful
blinduess or partisanship could deny it. I
do not recollect to have seen one tipsy
man since I left Paris and I have dilli
gently sought the places where, in our
country they would be found.
The developments in regard to the
great counterfeiting exploit grow more
alarming every day. One million dollars
of bogus Seven-thirties, are n<Jw announced
as having been put on the market, and
Philadelphia is alleged to have been the
headquarters of the operators.
jp-tT General Schofield has issued an
order requiring the whites and blacks in
Virginia to vote at separate polls. This
is not exactly the thing according to the
doctrine of equality. We presume the
Radical press will object to the distinction
between the races. The order of Gen.
Schofield looks as though he does not think
a negro "good enough" to vote at the same
poll with a white man. This doctrine will
not do for these times of advanced and ad
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE.—
The llarrisburg Telegraph says, that the
next Pennsylvania Legislature will consist
of twenty Republican* and thirteen Dem
ocrats in the Senate, and fifty-four Repub
licans and forty-six Democrats in the
House ; a Republican majority of fifteen,
on joint ballot,
BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF VENDITIONI
EXPONAS to mo directed there will be ex
. p>sed to public w!e at tbe Court House in Tuukhan
! nock, Wyoming Co. Pa.,
| ON SATURDAY, NOV. 16th at 1 o'clock P. M
' All that piece or j-areei of land ntu ite an 1 b< ing in
in the Township of Braintrim, Wyo. Co. Pa , bound
ed and desc ibed ae hallows. to wit : On the North
; by Bradford Co. line. East by land ot Hannah Brown
and Ebenezer Lucey, South by Susquebantiah Riv
er nni West by land ol Abbey herney ; containing
übiut one hundred ucres of Jan I, about eighty there
of improved, with two frame dwelling bouses there
on, one barn, two Tobacco sheds, one apple orchard
and other fruit trees thereon, with appurtenances.
One other house and lot, Bounded North by land
of Bradley Wakemao, E.wt by land of Mr-. I. J.
i Laharre. Smtb by main street or river and West by
Spriughill roud ; Containing about three-fourths of
an acre of land, all improved, with one frame dwell
ing house thereoD, a small fr.une barn, one ice bou.-e
and some fruit trees thereon, with the appurtenances
One other bouse and lot known as the Wm F,
Rugg lot, (turned out by I. N. Lacy, Deft.) boun
ded as follows, on the North and East by lands of
Wm F Rugg, South by Main bt. or river road,
West by land of N. D Ross ; containing about six
acresof land all improved, with one small frame
bouse one small barn and one small shop and some
fruit trees thereon with the appurtenances.
All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in
tbe townbip of Braintrim. Wyoming Co. Pa bound
ed as follows • on the North by main road leading
to Towandaon the East by land of B Edaards.on.the
South by Meeting house lot, and on the West by j
land of B. Edwards ; containing one-fourth acre of
land more or less, all improved with a frame dwel
ling bouse an I store bouse, Birn. fruit trees and
out buildings thereon, with the appurtenances.
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Zich
aria Giiniiiell and Robert C'hrisw!l, Partners in
trade under the firm of Grimmell AChriswell, vs. D
D. Gray, Administrater ot the estate of Aluion Pick
ett dee'd. and Isae N. Lacey and all Terre Tenants,
And will be sold for cast, onlv, bv
M. W. DEW ITT, Sheriff,
Sheriff's Office, Tunk. Oct 22, 'g7.
BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF VENDITIONI
EXPONAS , to me directed, tiiere will be ex
posed to public rale, at the Court House in Tunk
hannock, Wyo. Co. I'a , on
SATURDAY, NOV. lgtb 1867, at 1 o'clock P. M
All ibut certain piece or parceljof land situate and
being in the Township of Forkston. Wyo. Co Pa.
bounded and described as follows, to wit , on the
North, East, South, and West, by lands unknown
containing sixty acres of land, all unimproved, sup
posed to be on or near the tract ef land known as
the William Crispin lot, with a coal mine, one Log
house and one coal shed theieon,known as the Forks
ton Coal Company's lot or land, wiih appurtenances
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Fred,
erick Miller, vs. The Forkston Coal Company.
And will be sold for cash only, by
M W. DEWITT, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, Tunk., Oct 'l2. 'g7
SHE RIFF'S SALE.
BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF FIERI FACIAS
to me directed there will be expire I to public
sale at the Court House in Tunkhannaek' Wyoming
SATURDAY, NOV 16th "67 at 1 o'clock, P M
All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situ ite
aDd being in the Township of Tunkbannoek, Wyo.
co* Pa. ; B* unded as follows, to wit: on the North
by the North It ranch Canal, E.i't by land of 11 W.
Rhodes South and West by the Susquehanna River
containing about three anl a half acres of land all
improved, with the appurtenances.
Seized and taxen in execution at the suit of 11. W
Rhodes, vs. L, H. t-tepbens,
Aud will oe sold for cash only, by
M W DEWITT, Sheriff
Shci-fTa Cffi-e, Tuck. Oct. 22, '67.
BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF FIERI FACIAS
to me directed, there will he exposed to public
sale, at the Court House in Tunkhannock. Wyo. Co.
ON SATURDAY. NOV. lgth Y>~ ■" 1 o'clock A. M
All the right title and interest of the defends t' *n
that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate and
being in the township of Nicholson. Wyoming Co Pa
Bounded described as follows, to w;t * on the North
nd West, by Publi; highway, South by lot or land
of M Sisk, and East by land of Benjamin Thomas •
Containing one half acre all improved with one > arn
and some fruit trees thereon, with the appurtenances
One other piece.parcel or tract of land situate in
Nicholson Township. Wyoming county Pa. Bounded
an! described as follows, to wit ; on the South by
street runni.ig from street whiih runs front of Hall
stead A Co's store, that runs to M irtin's Creek, near
ly an East aud West course, West by road running
on a direct course from S. Taylor's Crist Mill to
Birge A Williams' store. East by road running from
the front of ll*Hst*ad A Co's, store, to S. Taylor's
Grist Mill, passing the Lackawanna Hotel on the
West, North by line running parallel with the street
which fon-.s the boundary on thr South twenty-nina
feet therefrom, being about tour rods squire, more
or less, with a two story frame storehouse,with base
ment thereon, with the appurtenances.
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Win
Uulsey and Henry Haisey vs S. L. Tiffany,
And will he sold for cash only, bv
M, W. DEWITT, Sheriff.
Sheriffs Offi?e Tunk, Pa. •
BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF FIERI FACIAS
to me directed there will be ex| used to public
sale at the Court House in Tunkhannock, Wyo. Co
SATURDAY, NOV lgth '67 at one o'clock P. M.
All the right title and interest of the defendant
in that certain piece or puree 1 of land siiuute and
being in the township of kalis, Wyo, Co. Pa.
bounded as follows, to wit: on the North oy land
of John Sax and Wm, Shelly, East by l* lo ® <'f
Benjamin Townsend, South and West, by the Sus
quehanna River ; Containing one hundred and
forty three acres and 15 perches of land more or
less, and about (seventy-five! acres thereof improved
with one frame dwelling house thereon, one frame
barn one wagon house and other buildings, one
apple orchard and other fruit trees thereon with the
Seized and taken in execution at the suitor J.
V. Lynch, vs. Cbailes fownsend.
And will be sold for cash only, by
M. W, DEWITT, Sheriff.
Sheriffs Office, Tunk. Pa,
BYVIRTUEOF AWRITOF/.E VARTFACIAS
to uie directed there will ho exposed to public
sale at the Comt House in Tunkhunnock, Vyo. Co-
SATURDAY NOV. 16th 'g7 at one o'clock P. M,
All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land with
the building and appurtenances, situate on the East
side of Warren Street in the Borough of Tunkhan
nock, bounded and described as follows, On the
North by land of R. R, Little, on the South by land
of Demer Bidleman. one the East by land of Fran
ces Nicholson and Win, M. Piatt and on the West by
Warren St. aforesaid, being one hundred and thirty
four teet in front more or less on Warren St aud
one hundred and thiity two feet in depth,containing
sixty-four squaje tods, more or less wilh a two story
frame house, the same being twenty feet wide in
front by 32 long in rear, with basement story, also
with addition or lintel on south side lg by lg, one
and a half story high with stoop or porch in front.
Also a frame barn on back or rear of sai 1 lot with
outhouse, apple and other fruit trees thereon with
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Tunk
hannock Borough vs. Elizabeth Coad, widow Rich
ard Coad, James Coad and Catherine Coad, heiis
of John Coad dee'd.
And will be sold for cash only by
M W. Do WITT, Sheriff
Sheriff's office Oct, 22, g7.
THE PUZZLE OF THE AGE I— The sharpest
observers givo it up. People who are proverbial
for their critical perceptions, are utterly at tault.
NO LIVING EYE
can detect any difference between the richest blacks
and browns tbat nature has bestowed upon the hair,
and the sunt: h artificial tints conferred upon grey
red or sandy hair, by the incomparable vegetable
CKfSTADORO'S HAIR DYE.
With the eolot it imparts lustre, and does not dimin
nish the flexibility of the fibres. Manufactured by
J. CRISTADOKO 6 Astor House, New York. Ap
plied by all Hair Dressers.
THE GLORY OF MAN IS STRENGTH.-There
ore the Dervous and debilitated should immediatsly
raw H*l *OLP'S EXTRACT BVCBP.
BYvirtiro ofa MUu writ of Fieri PacU* to m.
directed, I will expose to public sale at the
Court House in Tunkhannock Borough, on
.Saturday, A'or. 16th, 1967, at one o'clock P. Hf
Tbe following described lot or tract of land situ
ate m the township of Turdthanno k, and described
as follows, vix : Beginning at the north bank of the
Tunkhannock creek, at the southwesterly corner of
land patented to Jasper Billings, thence south sixty
eight and three fourth degrees east one hundred and
one perches, thence south twecty-nine and a fourth
, degrees west one hundred and eighteen perebe, and
eight tenths, thence north sixty-eight and three
fourth degrees west one hundred and seventy-one
I I erodes, thence north twenty-nine and • fourth de
grees east sixty-one perches at.d eight tenths, thence
south sixty eight and three fourth degrees east sey
erity perches thence north twenty-nine and a fourth
degrees e.,t fifty-aeven perches to the placeof begin
ning ; containing one hundred acres, more or less, to
gether with a frame bam and house thereon 'and
about five acres of Rye on the ground
.Seized and taken in execution at the snit of Al
ienor G. Li tie vs. Chester Kr-a-on, and will be sold
for cash only by M W. I>aWITT, Sheriff,
Sheriff's Office, Oct 28.1867.
B\ virtue of a writ of Fieri Facia* to me directed
I will expose to public sale at the Court House
in Tunkhannock Borough, on
Saturday, Nor. lt f.'t, 186", at one o'clock P. M ,
All the right, title and interest in and to the fol
lowing described piece or parcel of land situate and
being in the township of Falls, Wyoming county. Pa.,
bounded and descril ed as follows - On the north by
lind of Sterne Keeler, on the east by Win,. Cora pton
and Ira Weed, on the south by the Susquehanna river,
and on the west by lai.d late of Thomas ilaller, now
Ackerson containing about fifty acres ot land, more
or less. AUjut tveniy-Sve acres of the same being
improved, with a dwelling house, log barn, a small
apple orchard and other Iruit trees thereon
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Wm
M. Piatt vs. S. B, Hunt, Edward Hunt, Angelica
Hunt and Edwin Hunt.
And will be sold for cash only by
M W. HEWITT, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office. Oct. 28th, 1867.
OY virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me
directed, I will exp, se to public sale at
the Court House in Tunkhannock Boro', on
Saturday, Nov. 16, 1867 , at one o'clock P. -V.,
All the defendant's right, title and interest
in and to the following piece, parcel and Lit
"f land, situate ind being in tbe township of
Falls, county of Wyoming, and State of Penn
sylvania. bounded on the north by lands of
Spencer Fitch, east by lands of Fsaac Smith,
south by the Susquehanna river, and west by
land of Mathew Sherwood, containing about
eighteen acres, about eight acres thereof itn
l roved, with one frame dwelling house, on©
frame shed, and a small apple orchard there
on, with lire ai ptinenaiicos.
Seized and taken in execution at the snit
of J. . Lynch,/. C. M les and Riley Sickler
vs. A. W. Manor).
And will t>o st>M f>r c<s!i only, br
M \V HEWITT, Sheriff.
Sheriff's ftffi v, t ic'. 26,1867.
Tunkhanaock Wholesale and Retail Pm.
Correrltci I Vtt'ly by BUNNELL J* IS ANNA
TYNE. at Samuel Stark' old stand, tuo door
be Laic Wyoming National Bank.
Wheat, per bushel, $2 40
Rve, " " 1 35
Yorn, " " ••• Iso
Oats, " 70
Buckwheat, " go
Beaos, " 2 I'O
Potatoes " 55
Butter, ft, 33
Eggs, pier dozen, ... 24
Lard, ft, 15
Tdlow, ft, 12|
Dried Apples, per bushel, 3 po
Rags per lb 03
Hay per ton, *lO 00*312 00
Wheat Flour |r bbl 13 OOqtlA 10>
Rye Flour per bbl
Corn M si per lUOft, 2 75.33 CD
Chop per HX'ft, 2 50
Silt per bbl 3 25,
Buckwheat Flour per 100|b 3 50 33 7m
Hogs, dressed, per ft, 10
Mess Pork, per bbl 28 CO
Mess Perk, per ft, 15-
Tbe above named firm are dealers in Dry Goods,
Groceries and Pro visions, Hardware, Hats and Caps.
Boots and Shoes, Notions, Ac., Ac., and will sell at
the lowest cash price ruling at date ol sale, v7n.t
DANIEL WRIGHT NEPHEW,
At Y link hem nock, 'l*a,
Are Agents for the following, and all other responsi
ble Insurance Companies :
N. America, Philadelphia, Assets, 51.763 267.
Enterprise, " • 372.304,
Manhattan, New York, ' 1 052,123.
N American, •' "
Lor ill aid. ' " 1,436.540.
Core Exchange, " u 501,095.
Fawners' Ins. Co., York, '• 525 080.
Lycoming, Muncy, " 2,800,000.
Home, New York " 3,645.383-
Ilartford, Hartford, 1,788,153.
Phoenix, • ' 1,103.467
Travelers. '• " 741,337*
Hartford Live Stock, " 178,929.
Home, New* Haven, " 1.439,491
Cumberland Valley, " 506.000-
N. England Mutual, - 5,000,000.
Property of all kinds will be insured at the most
reasonable rates, in any of the above companies.
Losses to insurers by Fire, accident or theft,
promptly adjusted and paid.
Tunk*, Pa Sept. 16, !867,-v7n7 tf.
A l the Grounds of the
NICHOLSON AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6 f 7, '67.
This TRADE SALE, or FAIR, is institut
ed as the first of an annual series to be held
on the Nicholson Agricultural Society Fair
Grounds, and is designed to bring together
Buyers and Sellers of Horses, Cattle and oth
1 er Farm Stock and Utensils, acd will readily
| Commend itself as affording supeiior facilities
| to all desiring to buy, sell or exchange, by
private sale or by auction.
AN AUCTIONEER will be provided for
| the convenience ol those desiring to sell at
I auction, at a charge of 1 per cent., o-. all sums
j under SSO, and 1-2 of 1 per cent., on sums of
; SSO and over, free of Government tax.
fy Hay and Oats will be furnished on
: the Grounds at reasonable rates.
A TROTTING MATCH
I on the first day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock
FOR A PURSE OF 973.
SSO to fastest and $25 to 21. 1 mile heats,
best 3 in five to harness, open to all burses
that never trotted in public under 2 tnin. 50
seconds. Horses entering for the trot to pay
10 per cent, of the purse.
ADM.SSION TO THE
25 Cents for each person, each admittance.
25 Cents for each horse or mule, each admit
lanoe. 10 Cents for all ''neat cattle," each
admittance. Sheep and other animals free.
A. C. SISSON, Pres.
I COMMITTEE or ARRANGEMENTS.—A. C Sis
son, N. P. Wilcox. S. W. Breed, A. C. Blakes
lee, S. Taylor. L. Harding, H. P. Hallstead.
Oct. 30, 1867.
HELMBOLD'S CONCENTRATED EXTRACT BU
Is the Great Diuretic.
HELMBOLD'S CONCENTRATED EXTRACT
Is the Great Blood Purifier.
Both are prepared aeoordiug to rule* of Chemistry
ind Bharmacy, and are the most active that can ha
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