Wyoming democrat. (Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co., Pa.) 1867-1940, September 30, 1868, Image 2

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The sudden death of Rcjbert P. King, of
ihe firm < f King § Baird, printers, Philadel
phia. is anie unced.
Judge A. S. Blake, of Goshen. Ind., hither
to a leading Radical, publicly abandons Grant
and Colfax and comes out for Seymour and
In a recent Grant and Colfax procession at
Atlanta. Georgia, there were but three white
Bradlev, the nigger jail-bird, is a candidate
for Congress in Georgia. But what ol that ?
Is m>t thief Butler a meinter of Congress, ,
and Dan Sickles a shinning light ? They are
exponent* of moral ideas.
Miniature photographs of Grant, set in
breas'pins, have been served out to Southern
negroes by the Radical party, and are worn
by those lragrant suffragans in the bosoms of
*uch as have shirts.
The people are said to bo starving in the :
region of Red river < f the North, owing to
the destruction of crops.
A down-east paper say*: '"General Grant's J
utterances are few but remarkable." So aie •
those of an Andalusian Jack.
-t negro in V.rguiia r. ad a "Gram and
Colfax"' banner. Grant and Colored folks.
The St. L u's Times says that every one j
knows that Frank liiair was J ounuvted tor j
the Speaker-hip of the Thirty-seventh Con- '
tre-s by "loil" John Hickoisn, and supported i
by Bingham, Colfax, Kelly, L'Vtjoy. Sher
man and for'y-thiee others, on the first bal
lot, when his mine withdrawn. These
same Helical- now ve with each o'.ber in de- ,
preciauiig the election ol Blair because he is ;
a "rebel and a traitor."
Andrew Lacy, a well known negro living j
in Marton, Aik., at one tiino acted with the
Rid cai party, hut, having become a*hatned i
.of hi- a**' ciation and disgusted with Carpet- |
backers, changed lo be a Democrat, for |
which reason bis house was set on tiro and
burned Uwn. Let us have peace.
It has cost the people about 82,500 sines ;
the W.r i r each negro that has been made a
voter f r the benefit of the Rad cal party \
If bite laboring tnen in ihe North work five i
days for themselves and one for the negro, j
each week.
United S'ates sixes (five twenties) sell lesg
in the markets of the world than Prussian, j
Russian, Moori.-h and Braz iians fives. If'hy? j
Because the country can't carry 83.000,000.-
000 of debt and the loil leeches too.
Forney's definition of "the people:" all the '
blscks and as many whites as will Vote the t
Radical Ticket.
Tight work—getting three sheets in the
The Radical war cry—"Up with the negro
and the taxes. Down with the white man
and the trade of the nation !"
Radical tolerance—lf you don't believe as
1 do you're a traitor.
" Deeply, darkly, beautifully " —Grant's j
chance for Presidency.
The Radical motto—" If e'll fight it out on I
lyin', if it takes all 6ummer."
The bluest party out is that of the "Boys
in blue." Not only their leader, but their i
prospects arc uow irredeemably azured.
The Boston Post says that Beecher is to be
sculped in bronze and Tilton in brass. We
would suggest that Grant be done in "stun,"
if not stunned enough a'ready.
The Chicago Republican ha 3 au article en
titled: "What Grant is and what he isn't."
What be is, is infinitely less than what ha
Tbe Radicals need not raise such a hubbub
about the ejection of negroes from the Geor
gia Legislature. Everybody knew that in all
such cases, the woolly heads must be worst
Work-bouse Howard, Commissioner of the
National Soup Kitchen, has 58 clerks in his
headquarters office. Salary 870,420. Let
the nerro work for a living like ail the rest
of us.
At Clermont, Indiana, on Friday night, the
Radicals attacked a Democratic torchlight
procession because it passed under a Grant
and Coltax club. He are happy to add that
the Radicals were beaten badly.
The Detroit Free Press gives moat encour- ,
ageing accounts of the campaign in Michigan,
and says that tire Domoorats hope to
their exclusive vote on the defeat of tbe last
negroized Constitution.
It is understood that A. S. Welsb, Michi
' (
pan carpet bag Senator from Florida, having
drawn his five thousand dollars salary and
mileage for seven hours service as United
States Senator, has gone to lowa, to assume 1
the Presidency of an Agricultural College. '
An election bet in San Francisco compels j ;
the loser to ride through tbe principal streets
of the city mounted on a jackass, facing the (
tail, with a negro leading.
Five negroes from Arkansas recently set
up a dictatorship over a county in Mississippi,
and when tbe neighboring blacks refused to 1
recognize their authority they hunted them '
into the woods.
The Hon. Mr. Brandreth, 6on of Dr Brand 1
relh, and formerly a Republican member of '
Assembly, has joined the Democratic ranks, 1
and made a speech at a Seymour and Blair (
meeting in New York city last week.
"The Hon. Fred. Lauer. of Reading, Peon.,
and 121 of his friends and employes, all stout | •
Democrats have come out for Grant and (ol- j 1
fax." * j I
Tbe above, from the Tribune on Thursday, I ti
i an unmitigated falsehood. Mr. Lauer is a i
liferlonjr, staoocb Democrat, and will vote i v
tor ceytnotif and BDtr If >• employes, being '
Democrats, also will vote for the same candi- i a
date. Th • "atraw '8 U* 'tribune* turns c
out to t* "ail gaaa " | ti
Cbc Democrat.
'' Wednesday, Sept. 30, I 868.
Auditor General,
CHARLES E. BOYLE, of Fayette.
Surveyor General.
Gen. WELLINGTON ENT, of Columbia
of Bradford County,
ot Nicholson Tp.
of Tunkhannotk Tp.
of Susquehanna County.
of Forkston,
j of Monroo Tp
of Tunkhannotk Boro.
of Tunkhannock Tp.
of Washington Tp.
of Meshoppen Tp
ROBERT F. CLARK, Esq. one of the
i ablest and most prominent lawyers of Co
lumbia Co., —who was in 18G2, —the Re
publican candidate for Congress in this dis
trict, and who speke with and for Mercur,
at a Republican Mass Meeting, in this place
in 1864, is now addressing the Conserva
tive citizens of his county at all the impor
tant points, IN FAVOR OF SEYMOUR,
Mr. Clark has become thoroughly dis
gusted with Mercur and all that political
class. Unless reports are very incorrect,
many, very many otl cr honest republicans
have taken alarm at the ruinous course of
Jacobins who now control the policy and
conduct of that party ; and are uniting
themselves with the only safe and constitu
tional party of tbe country — The Demo
cratic party!
Representative Conference.
The Democratic Representative Confer
ference for this District met at Nicholson
the '24 th inst., and confirmed the choice of
their respective Counties of candidates for
this office, to wit :C. C. MILLS, of Sus
quehanna, and GEORGE OSTERHOCT, of !
Our citizens are so well acquainted with !
the latter named gentleman that commen
dation from us would be superfluous. Mr.
Mills the candidate presented by our
Democratic friend, in Susquehanna!), is an
intelligent, enterprising man and most ex
cellent citizen, and, would like Mr. Oster |
hout, if elected, truly and honestly repre
sent the interests of the people.
Let the Democrats of the district show
their appreciation of these good and true
men by giving them a rousing vote.
December, ISCo, Mr. Stanton,
then Secrctaiy of War, gave as the cost of
the War Department on a peace basis the I
sum of thirty three millions of dollars.
From official records it is shown that - the
War Department ir. the three years since
the close of the war has cost six hundred
and ten millions of dollars, or mote than
six times that named at the close of the;
contest. Why is this ? Because the Rad- i
icals are running peace on a war footing.
They are keeping a large standing army,
feeding thousands of idle negroes, and thus
increasing expenses at a fearful rate
If continued in power, no man can meas- '
ure tbe cost of this government. That of
Eugland or France will bear eompar ion
with it.
EVERY laboring man lias to work two
and a-lialfdays each week to pay the taxes
on what he eats and wears during that
time. The "beat government on earth," |
Arrangements hive been made for hold
ing Meetings of the Con-er vntive Citizens
of this Connty, as follows :
Monday Evening, Oct. stb.
Mass Meeting and Pole Raising at
IVlirjlj CITY.
Tuesday Afternoon Oct. 6th.
MESHOPPEX, Wednesday, Oof. 7.
MEHOOPAN Y,Tbursda\ Evening, Oct. 8.
Friday Afternoon, Oct. 9th.
ing, Oct. 10.
MONROE, Monday Evening, Ocl. 11th.
J. 13. McColluni, Dr. Wheeler,and
; others will be present and address the
j Meetings.
Let there be a general attendance !
By order of Committee.
"Let us have Peace."
So says Ulysses.
Who is hindering peace?
I Who perpetuates the -p lit of strife and
tears open-afresh the wounds of war?
The party that has taken Ulysses for its
standard bearer,
j Trie party thai is inciting negro hatred
I against the white race.
The party that lias established a negro
government over eight m.liions of whites.
The party that encourages negro tnobs
to hunt down black men for opposing des
j putism.
The party that proposes to arm the
blacks and put new shackles on the whites.
The party that has organized the black
, for violence and plunder.
The pany that palliates negro attacks
upon Democratic meeting-,
i The party that tell- the n -gro he must
i protect himself at all hazards, and gives
| him arms to shoot his neighbors,
i The party that < xasperates the white
! man by placing a negro over him.
j Tiie party that says the war end d too
, soon, as the Tribune said ouiy a few day s
1 a g°*
! The party that says, through its organ,
i thit "the rebellion should have been
j eru-h' d inch by inch, till its leaders had
t died in ba'tle or fled from the country.''
"Till its armies had dwindled into bands
( of robbers."
"Till its people had been driven into the
swamps to starve and peri-lr."
The party that is continually hatching
new schemes to madden a powerless peo-
P l^
The party that has tried to disgrace the
' leaders of the South, knowing that when it
' struck the leaders it wounded the followers.
The party that has sent thieves and con
I victs to make laws for honest men.
I The party that sent rnurdereis to rule
j these men with the bayonet,
i The party that cants about national hon
or, while it lives by plunder.
The party that has brought mourning to
a million firesides.
The party that spread desolation over
the fairest part of the land.
The party that is stained with the blood
of over a million men.
| The party w hose present leader refused
to exchange Northern soldiers.
I Who left them in Southern prisons till
they died of wounds and starvation.
Who wrote to the agent of exchange j
that "not one mora man must he ex
The party that spends Northern money
1 to support vagabond negroes in the South. !
The partv that made war on women and
j children, and filled dungeons with free- i
, born Americans.
Tbe party that is laboring to bring on a
| war of races in the South, so that it may j
, again clutch the throats of the whites.
The party that began its career with Bi
i bles and bayonets, and seeks to prolong it
;bv placing bayonets in the White House.
The party that trampled upon law, and
j dispersed courts with the sword.
This is the party that echoes the cry of l
I its leader,
"Let us have peace ! "
j Americans, be not deceived. That par- i
ty mean',
" Let ft! hare irrtr. ' " —Bonner oi Liber -
Work ! Work !! Work !! !
Our lriends must go work and keep at
work, and their work will be done in the
I right way and with the right results. The
' following suggestions deserve the attention i
I of every Democrat.
1. Form a Seymour Club at once in
every township, with an independent work
ing organization in each election di-trict.
2. Get the name of every Seymour and !
; Blair voter in the district, ami have him a
I member of the Club, if possible.
3. Next, record the name of every other 1
voter in said district, witli every one enti
tled to become or to he made a voter be
fore November 3rd.
4. See that every one who will read
i Democratic papers is provided with at '
i least one good one.
5. Make arrangements that will render ;
the polling of an illegal vote in that dis
trict morally impossible.
6. Take care that —no matter what may i
be the weather—every Seymour voter in i
that district shall be at the polls before j
noon of the election day, and shall vote as I
early as may be.
7. Look out for the undecided or waver
ing that they vote for us so far as may be.
Friends ! such is the meaning of work, i
Are you already about it ?
GALISHA GKOW (Crow) says: "If Scy-!
niour and Blair are elected there will be
war." Who will fight' Which one of the (
Mongrel leadeis will fight ? Is it Sumner, 1
or Greeley, or Phillips, or old Ben. Wade ?
When these fellows light, Butler's ' apple
bloom" will cooie in the dead of winter, f
The boys that fight are on thr other side—
they are with the white men now, Th y
have had enough of fighting for negre.i
Wanted—A Congress.
Is it not about time that wo had a Con
gress once more, one composed of sound
men, who would legislate for the whole
country and the people's interests? As it
is, we have nothing of the kind. The as
semblage that at present bears that name is
but a political caucus, a Central Directory
in the exclusive interest of the Radical
I party. It is controlled, manipulated and
managed by such men as Summer, Yates,
Butler, Kelley and Ashley, inside, and
Forney, Browniow, Greeley and the whole
herd of small potato dictators, outside.—
Fur the past three or four years we have
had tlie sad experience ot its partisan
' character. What it has done in the way
of legislation lias been of a "special" char
acter—that is for the sole benefit of the
Radical party. It has kept the Southern
States from their rightful places in the
L nion in order to perpetuate its own pow
er, and only (considerate tyrants! ) graci
ously allow the people of that section of
: the country to vote after it has placed the
white man under the heel of the black, and
think to hnve "fixed" the vote so it will
ibe Radical- And now fearful that their
"reconstruction" acts will prove a blunder
and that they are in danger of being "hoist
with their own petard," they on Monday
last re-assembled "Congress " The peo
i pie are not consulted, neither are the Con
; ervative members ot the body, but a Rad
ical Committee issues the order for its
meeting ! Is not this the strongest kind
lof evidence of its partisan nature ? It
meets at the call of party , not to legislate
i for any of the wants ot the nation, but to
i concoct something or other to help the
Radical taction. How do the tax-payers
lue their money spent in this manner ?
Are they satisfied to give politicians each
five thousand dollars a year to do nothing
| for tne public good, but merely to go to
Washington and spend more of the peo
) pie s money in supporting a certain politi
-1 cal party ? If so, then they have but
them-elves to blame for present and future
evils. If not —if they desire a present
mis-named Congress to he the last of the
kind—if they would have faithful, honest
Representatives at the seat of Government
i —if they would have a stop put to extrav
agance in high places—in a word if they
would have a Congress to legislate, nut
f'r a party but, for the people ; thev will
cast their votes against Ulysses Mercur
the Radical Congressional nominee, and
tor Victor Fi. Piollet, the Democratic (.'an
didate for Congress. Bradford Argus.
What We Have Done.
The civil war took the shackles from
4,000,000 of ncgrots, and the Radical
aristocracy propose to put these shackles
upon 25,000.000 of white men as tax-pay
ers. The really rich mm of the country
own half the wealth of the country, and
much of it is held in bonds which pay no
taxes. The injustice of this was illustra
ted last week by Mr. Cary, M. C., of Ohio,
who said :
"Let me illustrate—l live at College
Hill, near Cincinnati. Before the war
there was a man living there worth 82,500
wiiich he had invested in an omnibus and
horses. When the war broke out he
hired a man to drive his 'bus, and went
into tt.e war. He came back, and is now
running his 'bus again. That fellow has
to pay two and a half per cent, of his
eart ings every month to the tax- (
gatherer—two and a half per cent o 1 !
all his receipts I found, by looking
at the assessor's books, that he pa d ;
SI 18,46 government tax last year. The man j
that lives right across the road, same place |
was engaged, during the war, in making j
army wagons, and he invested 850,000 in
I Government bonds. Ho pays five per
cent, tax on his income, but is entitled to
take out 81,000 of that as President of a
National Bank. Yet the fellow who runs
this 'bus, and fought the battles of the war,
has to pay SI 18,49 on his bus.*'
Better is it a good deal for the rich
bondholder that he pay his share of what
, is due and needed to support the govern-
I mer.t.
While this property of the rich man is
exempt from taxation, everything the
poor man wears and eats is taxed. Why, •
your wife's night-cap is taxed, and the !
cup of coffee you drank this morning, one j
| cent and a half of its cost was government j
I tax. You are the men that pay the taxes
I have a house that I rent, and I have got j
! some tenants. They put it pretty heavy
. upon me ; but every ten dollars they put
me I sock upon ray tenants." (Laughter.) j
A Fortress Monroe dispatch says that:
"On the 10th a fiendish outrage was I
perpetrated oa the person of a young girl,
residing about four miles from Hampton,
Va., on the Yorktown road, by two nig
gers, named Henry Harrison and Wm.
Jones. The young lady belongs to a !
bighlv respectable family. The perpetra
. tors were arrested, and are now held in a
i military prison, awaiting their trial by the
i civil authorities."
These outiages are becoming frightfully
common ail over the South, and especially
in the neighborhood of nigger troops. —
The law must take its course in reaching
i and punishing such frightful atrocites, but
the law is not equal to the offense. The i
nigger now so wooed and courted for his j
vote, and elevatedjto important offices,
must find his own level. Jacobinism has I
taken all decency out of him, and freedom
with him, as with the most of his kind in
Africa seems as a warrant for the gratifi- j
cation of his beastly lusts.— Ex,
Democrat must he on the look-out and
see that on the second Tuesday of October
there is not a single Democialic vote ab
sent. Sec that every Democratic voter is
legally assessed. See that no Democratic
vote fails for want of naturalization. See
that no Democratic vote is lost for wnt
of payment of taxes, Sec that no Demo
cratic voter makes business or pleasuie ar- '
rangements that will make or probably
may make, his being at the polls on the |
I3tb of October uncertain.
Misrepresentation in Congress—An Evil
to be Cured next Month.
Pennsylvania has twenty-four Repre
sentatives in the lower house of Congress.
Of these, in the Fortieth Congress, eigh
teen are Republicans and only six Detuo
crats, At the election in 1860 these Rep
resentatives had respectively aggregate
party majorities of 36.784 and 25,345,
making a difference in favor of the lie
publicans 11,439. According to all rules
of fairness, the Democrats on this vote
should have had at least eleven ol the
twenty-four Representatives to which the
State is entitled, and the Republicans hut
thirteen. By the present districting of
the State, however, the State has been so
gerrymandered Mat, in effect, 11,439 voles
elected twelve Republican members,
while the six Democratic members actually
received 292,351 votes in their election.—
At this election, in 1860, no Democrat
was elected by a less majoiity than 5,000,
while ten Republicans were elected b\
majorities ranging from 515 to 1,884
Of the total vote cast (596,141) the Demo
crats electing six members, polled 29,!,-
351 votes, and the Republicans, electing
eighteen members, polied 303,790. In
other words, it required 48,725 votes to
elect a Democrat, while 16,877 elect a
Republican ! And these twelve Republi
cans, elected by 11,439 votes, are called
•'the Representatives of the people," and
Pennsylvania is said to have "a republican
lorm ot government,"
This is Republicanism—it is Radicalism
—and leaves Mr. Drake's new Coiistitu
of Missouri, his test oath and Registration
law quite in the shade, because we arc
told by the Democrat , "the number ol
whites disfranchised in this State, ac
cording to the best information that can
i e obtained, is between twenty and twenty
five thousand," whereas in Pennsylvania
about one hundred and twenty-five thous
and Democrats have been virtually dis
franchised bv this gerrymandering process
Wuicli has deprived them of an equal oi
relative representation in Congress. Yet
Pennsylvania has always been called a
••loyai" and libeity-loving State Happily
however, the Republicans, who got into
power by the very reverse of honorable
means, in redisricting the State of Penn
sylvania, under the census returns ot 1860,
have overcome the matter. In order t
secure undue influence in Congress, it was
necessary to carve out Democratic di.- i
iricts with large majorities and Republi- !
can districts with the smallest pos-ible ma
jorities that would secure election. Tb
consequence is that there is no possibh
chance lor defeat in any one of the six
D. mocratic districts. On the other haud,
with the small majorities in eleven of the
eighteen Republican districts, aided by
the reaction which has been developed at
every election held within a year, the
Democrats arc sure of electing a majority
of the members of Congress in Pennsylva
nia in October, and they may completely
turn the tables upon their unscrupulous
opponents. If so, as we believe will be
the case, we shall Lave another illustration
of political dishonesty defeating its own
purposes, and the vicious contrivances ot
bid men returning to plague their iuven
tors. — St. Louis Republican.
should be the rallying cry ot the opponent.-
of Radicalism. The Constitution is the
sheet anchor of our liberties, the only se
curity we have for the presevation ot order,
and of the rights of property and person.
ITie Radical dogma, that the Constitution
can be set aside by a Congressional enact
ment, by the result of an election, by a
uoisy outbreak of a popular passion, or the
feverish unanimity of designing dema
gogues, or of an excited press, is a crime
against civil government, and an insult to
liberty regulated by law. The Constitu
tion is the will of tbe people, solemnlv and
formally expressed. It stands as the'bond
of national life. It cannot be touched save
in the way itself provides, without expo
sing us to the horrors of anarchy and the
insane fury of contending factions Let
the men who even hint at governing "out
side" of it beheld evermore accursed a
disorganizers, enemies of social order and
popular liberty.—A ationul Intelligencer,
CONGRESS. —This body, fitly styled a
" Rump" met in Washington on Monday
21st at the call of Radical politicians, but
adjourned, without doing doing any busi
ness, until October 16, and then, by the
Speaker and President protem , until No
vember 10, from which time the adjourn
ment should be until the first Monday in
December, unless at either time it should
be determined to transact business. Oi
course the mileage of these infamous con
spirators must be paid, which amounts to
a large sum. This is Radical economy for
you !
lamb-like Browniow, in a recent
conversation, said lie "was bitterly opposed
to rebel enfranchisement, and that the on
ly proper way to treat the hell-deserving
rebels"-all white Southerners are so callel
"was to annihilate them by fire and sword."
Is this the peace General Grant is sighing
for ?
honest soldier or patriot states
mm can remain a Democrat."— State
"You lie ! yon villain, you lie !— Horace
It is a confessed fact that less than
one half of the taxes collected trom the
people reacli the treasury of the Unite i*
States. It illustrates the honesty of the
Mongrel oliicials.
A LABORING man must now work one
day to pay for five pounds of coffee. In
old fashioned Democratic times, a day's
work would pay for sixteen pounds of cof
EIGHT day's work are now required for
a barrel of dour. Elect Grant and make
ten day's labor necessary to bin - a barrel
of flour.
GETTING WEALTH ! —Dick Yule-, the
Radical Senator of Illinois, in a recent
speech, called the working men of this
country "miserable scabs" and lousy sons
of—who paid no taxei-
The sneaking, snarling, radical "babes'*
That have destroyed our Country's rest,
Should be packed off to ,'baby-dom"—
To "Lapland" or to "Breast."
There send ,; H. U. G," of the "Black marines,"
Whom Ben Butler's hanging 'round.
With all his "confi.-atlon" schemes-
Ben, —should be hanged or drowned.
I "Spoons" should go where he and "Thad."
Would make a better show
With "Impeachment" In the other world
That other world—way down below
Joe Brown should on the tread-mill go;
Ned Stanton to his favorite "Burgundy
Bingham should "blubber" on an isle.
With seals in the bay of Funday.
Oreely should from the States seeede,
With foul Forney, while he can;
Ben Wade should go to go "Botany bay."
| And Grow to China—or Japan.
j Bout well's already lost in fog,
With ail the "radical rump,"
Whose -speechless" candidate ran "smoke"
While only "Cold £aets" takes the "stump"
We'll Colomize these worthies ail,
Who now begin to shiver,
Because the people, sure this Fall,
Will send them up—"salt river."
Then there'll be peace.
j Lovelios, O- H- H.
J9?~Tliat our high and manifold oppres
sive taxes, and the vastly increased expeD
| ses of living, are the fruiu of Republican
I misrule and mismanagement, no sane man
will question for a moment. They had all
to themselves for upwards of seven years,
made the laws and administred them, and
lta\e done all things in their own way.
Ihey, and they alone are held responsible
t y the people.
The public ara hereby notified that I have left
with P. 11. Point r, of Lemon Tp. one red cow, to be
kept by him during my pleasure. All persons are
cautioned against molesting or interfering with the
same, and that thev will do so at their peril.
Turk Pa. Sept. 7th, 1569.
A DARK colored SACK COAT was lost, on Wed-
J\. nesday, August 26:h, between ruokhannoclt
aDd Auburn Corners via Keistrvtlle, probably be
rwevn Keiserville and the Camp Ground. Any one
'efurmrg said coat, or giving information where it
mav he found will be suitably rewarded
Tunkhannock. Sept. 15, 1363--3t.
BOOKS will be opened for subscription to the
Stock of the above Company, at Mill City
Hotel, on Monday, Sept. 29, 1569. at 10 o'clock, A
M. The books will be kept open for 10 days there
ifter. or until tbe whole amount of Stock is taken.
The following is the act of incorporation :
AN ACT to incorporate the Sehultxville, Mill City
ard Tunkhanno k Turnpike Road Company.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by tbe Senate and
House of Represcntaiices of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylraniatn General Assembly met, and it is
hereby er acted by the authority of the same. That
N. B Chil'ls. A McKinstry, II IV Rozell, Michael
Walter, F. V Sickler, C. Sherw,x>d, A. Secor, Joseph
Graham and William M.Piatt, or a majority of them,
be and they are hereby app inte i commissioners to
,pen books and receive subscriptions an J organize a
Company by the style and title of the Sehultxville,
Mill City and Tunkhannock Turnpike road Company,
with power to construct a turnp.rke road, partly clay
ana partly stone,or all ot either, conimen teg at the
most leasiblo jioint in or near Schul'zville, and m iv
•onnect with the Newton and Scran too turnpike
road company and thence by the most practicable
route to Mill City, with power to extend it to the
bridge across the Tunkhannock creek, near the liini's
of the borough of Tunkhannock, subject to all tbe
provisions au i restrictions of an act regulating turn
pike and plauk road companies, approved the twen
ty-sixth day of January, one thousand eight hun
lred and forty-nice, and tbe supplements thereto : j
Provided , That the said company shall have pow,r
to erect gates and collect tolls on said road when one
>r more miles are completed.
SECTION 2. That the capital stock ot said iotn
nany shall consist of two hundred shares of twenty
five dollars per share: Provided. That the said
company may lrom time to time, by a vote of a ma
jority of its stockholders, at a meeting called for that
purpose increase tbeir capital stock so much zs in
'he ; r opinion may be necessary to complete the road
ar.d to carry out the true intent and meaning of this
Speaker of the House of Representatives
J AS. L URail AM,
Speaker of the Senate.
ApproteJ, the first day ot April, Anno Domini
oße thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.
Sep-t 15, 1363.
PURSTAXT to an Act of General Assembly of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled
"An Act relating to elections in thi9 Commonwealth,'
approved the second day of July, Anno Domini, oae
thousand eight hundred ani thirty-nine, IM. \V\
DEWITT, Sheriff of the County of Wyoming, Penn
sylvania, do hereby mako known and give notice to
the electors of the county aforesaid, that an election
will be held in the raid County of Wyoming, on
NEXT, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred
and sixty-eight at which time, persons will be roted
f>r to fill the following offices •
One person to fill the office of Auditor General of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
One person to fill the office of Surveyor General of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
One person to represent the Thirteenth Congtes
fional District of Pennsylvania composed of the coun
ties of Columbia, Montour, Bradford and Wyoming,
in the House ef Representatives of the I'nited States
of America,
One person to represent the counties of Wyoming,
Susquehanna and Bradford in the Senate of the Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania.
Two persons to represent the counties of Susque
hanna and Wyoming in the House of Representa
tives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
One person for Treasurer of the county of Wyo
One person for County Commissioner for the ceun
ty of Wyoming.
One pterson tor District Attorney of the county of
Wyotn ng.
One pierson for Coroner fur the County of Wyo
One person for Auditor for the county of Wyo
One pierson for County Surveyor for the county of
that the places of holding the aforesaid lienor.il
Election, in the several wards, boroughs, districts
and townships within the county of Wyoming, are
as follows, to wit :
Braintrim District, at the house lately occupiied
by T. D. Spring in Laceyviile.
Clinton, at the new school house in the village of
Eaton, at the house of Peter Stroh, in Eatdn
Exeter, at the bouse late of Solomon Brown, in
Exeter township.
Forkston, at the bouse of Hiram Hitchcock, in
Forkston township.
Falls, at tho house of Levi Townsend. in Falls
Lemon, at tin school-house, near H. G. Ely, In
Lemon township.
Monroe, at the red school-house in Monroe towu
Mehoopany, at tho house of Peter Bender, in Me
hoopany township.
Meshoppien, at the house of Daniel Hankinson, in
Msshoppen towuship.
Northuioreland, at the house of Winters A How
ard, at Centremoreloud Corners, in Northmorelind
Nicholson at the house occupied by P. S. Bacon
in Nicholson township.
North Branch, at the school-house near the store
late of John PfouU, in North Branch township-
Overfish!, at the old eohool-boure near Lawrence
AfUl, ia QfwM4 tomuhip.
Tank Borough, t the Court House i n t
ougr: of Tubkhanrtoek
Tunkhannock Township, at the Court Hr.u
the borough of Toukhannock.
Windham, at the house of Divi I Fisk m V.
bain tow nab ip.
Washington, at tbe baptist Church on Hum*.: j
in Washington township.
In pursuance of an A<-t of tbe Genera A
of tbe Commonwealthcf Pennsylvania, er,:,-:
Act relating to ba Elections of this to ninonwe
pased the 2d of July, A. I' i-J.h
I also uiakoknawn unl give not.-a - j 3 ~ oj (
the 13th section of tbe aforesaid act, I am <i. u
"that every person, excepting Justices of the
who shall hol l any office or ap|nn:ineni ot |
trust under the government of the United ,-tatc- .
of this .State, or any city or incorpotate t , Mll !
whether commissioned offi er or otherwise, as-
Jinate officer, or agent, who is or shall be up, V ti
under the legislative, judiciary or executive <iep . •
tuent of this State, or tlie Unite J States or of
city or in;-irpc rated dt-triet, and af-o tba
member of Congress aud thj State Legislator-. -,]
of the select ana common council ot any cttv.'
missioner of any incorporated district, is hv "1.,* , r
capable of holding or exercising at the satnc • ,
the office or ap[a)intment of judge, inspector or t
of any such election, shall he eligible to auv ; 6
then to ie voieu tor.
Also, that in the fourth section of the Ac: ,i s,
sembly, entitled "An Act relating to executions
lor other r.orpDses ' approve! April 16th, 1-p ."
enacted that tbe aforestii 13th section "shall i,
so construed as to prevent any tmiitia officer o r t '
officer from serving as judge, inspector or cler, s
any general or special election in this C o. , r
Also, that in ihe 61t section of said act i: j,
acted that' every general and speci 11 electi nft
tie opened between the hours of eight and ter. i n
forenoon, and shall continue without interuption
adjournment until seven o'clock in the cvenin r. -. ,
the polls shall be closed - "
The general, special, city, incorporated uisr
and township elections, and all elections tor t-i ■ o
of Preaiaent and Vice President of the United i V .
shall be held and conducted by the inspectors Vti
judges elected as aforesaid an] eierks appointed V
hereinafter provided.
So person shall be permitted to vote at anv tie--
tion, as aforesaid, but a white freeman of the a-'e
of twenty-one yeats or more, who ehaii have rc'ie'j
in the rotate at least one year, and in tbe elect-.n
district where he offers to vj'e, at iea-t fen d iv
mediately preceding the election, and tvitbiV iV
years paid a State or county tax, which snail h •.<.
'•een assessed at least ten days before the ciecti V
But a citizen of the United States who Las prev, W
ly been a qualified voter of tuis State, and reuio-.ed
therefrom and returned, ani who shall have res, i;f
in the election district ani j,aii taxesasafores.il
shall be entitled to vote after residing in tnis State
six months: Provided, That the white freemen ■ it:-
zens of the United .States, between the ages of
ani 22 veers, and have resided in the election d:-
trict ten days, as aforesaid, shall be entitled to tote
although they shall not have paid texts.
And I fcrthxr give .notice of an act of Assem
bly, of this Commonwealth, passed and approved toe
sixth day of April. 1569, being a supplement to an
act entitled "An act rega'ating tbe mode of vohng
at all elections in the several counties of this Co:n
monwealtb," approved the thirtieth day of .Mar ...
1960, so far as relates to the counties of Luzerne a:, i
Section 1. Be it ena r led by the Sonate r.-.i
House of Representatives of the Commonxea.t-. •
Ptnnsylonnia in Geneeal Assembly met. and it i.
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. Tart
''tie {rovisions of au act of Assembly approved i e
thirtieth Jay of March, 1555. entitled, • An act rcgu
iating the mole of voting, etcetera," be, aa i
same are hereby repealed as to Luzerne and Wv -
aiing, tbo mode of voting shall be the same as're
quired by laws in force immediately before the p.,-
SJge of said act of Assemoly.
SEC. 2- That the Sheriffs of Luzcrno an 1 Wa
rning counties shall, in their proclamations for";he
General I I ctions of tbe year ISCS, give no : e cf
the repeal of the sail act of Assemblv relatir,' to
the mode of voting. ELISHA VV. DAVIS, °
Sp-aker uj the House of Reprrseritatives
Speaker of the 5e .ate.
Approved the sixth day of April, A D . eighteen
hundred and sixty-eight. JOHN W. GEARF.
' No person shall be almittel to vote whose nunc
is not contained in the list of taxable inhabitants
tumished by the Commissioners, unless* Fir-f. he
produces a receipt for the payment within two yea--
of a State or county tax assesse I agreeably t.'. the
roustitution. and g ve satisfactory evidence, either on
his own oath or affirmation, or the oath or affirma
tion of nnother, that he has paid such a tax, or on
fiilure to produce a receipt, shad make oath of the
payment thereof, or. >e *un i. if he claim a vote by
being an elector between the ages of 21 and 22 years,
ne shall depose on oath or affi, motion that ho has re
sided in the State at least one year before his appli
cation, and make su-h proof of bis residence in the
district as is required by this act, and that he joes
verily believe from the accounts given hiai that he
is of the age aforesaid, ani give su-h othereviiei e
as is required bv this act, whercupia the name of the
p-erson so admitted to vote shall be inserted ia the
alphabetical list by the inspectors, an 1 a note ta i:e
opposite thereto by writing the word •' tax ' if h.
shall be admitted to vote by reason of havii g pi.i
tax. or tbe word "age," if he shall be admitted t
vote by reason of such age. and shall he eaiied oat
to the clerks, who shati make tbe like notes m the
list of voters kept by them.
'• In all eases where fhe name of the pers-a claim
in? to vote is not founi on the list furnished bv toe
commissioners and assessor, or his rijht to vote
whether lound thereon or not is objected to by any
qualified citizen, it shall be the duty of the Inspe
tors to examine such person on oath as to his qual "
cations and if he claims to have resided within the
.State for one year or more, his oath will be sufficient
proof thereof, but shall make proof by at least one
competent witness, who shall be a qualified elector,
ih it he has resided within the district for more tb.n
ten days next immediately preceding said election,
and shall also himself swear that his bona fide res
dence, in pursuance of his lawful calling, is within
the district and that he did not remove into said dis
trict tor the purpose ol voting therein
"Every person qualified as aforesaid, and who
shall mate due prnol, as is required shall be admit
ted to vote in the township, ward or district in which
he shall reside.
" If ally person shall prevent, or attempt to pre
vent any officer of any election under this act from
holding such election, or u s e or threaten any violence
to any such officer, or shall interrupt or improperly
interfere with him in the execution of his dutv V
ot shall block up the window or avenue to anv win
dow where the same may bo holding, or shall riot
ously disturb the jeace at such election, or shall me
or practice intimidating threats, force or violer *
with a design to influence unduly or overawe anv
elector, or to prevent him from voting, or to restrain
'i| e choice, such a person on conviction
shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred
dollars, and imprisoned for any time not less than one
month or more than twelve months, and if it shall be
shown to the court where the trial of such offence
shall be had that the person so offending wis not a
resident of the city, warl or district, or township
wliero the said offence was committed, and not cnti
tied to vote therein, then, on conviction, he shall be
sentenced to pay ~ tine of not less than one hunlred
dollars or more than one thousand dollars, aad be
imprisoned not less than six months or more tbia
two years.
"Ia case the person who shall have received the
second highest number ol votes for in-pector shall
not attend on the Jay of election, thea the person
who shall bare received the next highest number <.'■
votes for judge at the last spring election shali a,:
as inspector in his place And in cose the persou wo '
shall ha e received the highest number of vote
for inspector shall not attend, the person elected
judge shall appoint an inspector in his place, or i!
any vacancy shall continue in the board for the
space of one hour alter the time fixed by law for
the opening of the election, the qualified voters of the
townsnip, ward or district for which said officer shall
have been elected, present at the place of election
shall select one of their number to fill such vacancy
" It shall be the duty of the several assessors, re
spcctively to attend a't the place of holding every
general, special or township electi >n during the tic
said election ts kept opcu, for the piurposo of gtvinr
information to the inspectors and judges when calleJ
on in relatinu to the right of any person assess® I by
them to vote at such elections, oru.-h other nn ter
in relation to the assessment of roters as the sa d in
speclors, or either of them, shall, from time t ■ time
require "
Pursuant to the prorision# contained in the loth
section of the act first aforesaid, the judges of the
aforesaid districts shall respectively take charge of
the certificate or return of tbo election ol their re
spective districts, and produce ihctn at the iseeting
of one judge from each district, at the borough ot
Tunkhannock, on the third day after the day ot tie
election, being for the present year on FRIDAY, tie
16th day of OCTOBER next, then and titer ■ to <■"
and perforin the ditties required by law of said
Also, that where n judge by sickness or unavoida
ble accident is unablo to attend ,-uch meeting 1
judges, then tbo certificate or retur i afore.-ail si 9 !
be takeu cba go of by one of the inspector- •'
clerks of the election of raid district, wh > thail '
and perform the duties required of said juJges if*
ble to attend.
Given under my hand, n my office at Tut-khau
oock, the lota day of Sep em er, iS63.
X. W. DEWITT. Sheriff '
SkftlJt, Office, TaukhwioJl, i,