Wyoming democrat. (Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co., Pa.) 1867-1940, January 06, 1869, Image 2

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Why is a newspaper like an army ?
Because it has leaders, columns and reviews.
An Arizona farmer wants to sell a small
farm of 1,500,000 acres.
The last crop of lava from Vesuvius amount
ed to twenty million cubic feet.
At Newburyport the democrats elected a
Mayor by 182 majority.
tieorge Francis Train, who has been in
prison in Ireland, has been set at liberty.
A convention of the editors of central
Pennsylvania is to meet at Bellefonte on the
Nth of January.
The next style of bonnnets is to be a
head and two inches of ribbon, fastened
with a hair-pin.
Buttermilk is said to be good for the gout
It is also good for hogs, which is about the
same tiling.
Increase of the national debt during the
month of November, 811,902,292. —Let us
have jieace!"
N. B. Sliurtliff, Dem., was re-elected
mayor of Boston, on Monday last, by 1,600
maojritv over Moses Kimbaln. Republican.
The payments to the army during the
present year were 8123,000,000. Tax-pay
ers, how do you like it? 'Rah for Grant!
Five men were drowned at Trenton, on
the 16th, while trying to navigate a boat
through the canal.
Mr. Alexander H. Stephens announces
111-, readiness to accept the Professorship of
Belles Lcttres in the Georgia University.
Show us a woman too nice to work, and
we will show you one ready at every oppor
tunity to do something else.
An editor says women live longer than
men. The married ones do who set up
nights waiting the return of a drunken hus
A Grecian bend which arrived in St.
Albans, Vt., from Canada last week, was
found at the Custom House to consist of
.8200 worth of smuggled silk.
A man in Indiana was choked to death by
a piece of lieef, on Thanksgiving day, and
liis neighbors say itt was a Judgment on
him for not eating turkey.
Ole Bull was a passenger on the America
at the time of the recent disaster on the
Ohio river, but escaped with his famous
Butler takes the seat of Stevens in the
House. The New York Herald says be
cause he is the advocate of "Old
Thad's" financial policy, "greenbacks for
briel Martin and two maiden sisters,residing
in Columbus county,Ga., were robbed and
murdered on Thursday night, their house
set on fire and their bodies consumed.
The Indians trouble us. As the colored
troops fought so, match them against the
red skins, and thus be rid of both. Butler
could back the negroes, Hiram back his
friends the aboriginers, and we'd bet on the
winning side !
A lady of Oxford, Me., aroused her hus
band a few nights since' saying that she
heard some one knocking. He arose but
could find no one, and coining back to tied
he found her lying dead.
"Why don't you get married?" said a
young ladv the other day to a bachelor friend
"I have been trying for the last ten years to
find some one who would be silly enough to
have me," was the reply. " I guess you
havn't t >een up our way," was the insinuating
" The jienalty for walking on a railroad
track in England is ten pounds," said one,
while discussing the numerous fatal acci
dents on a railroad.
" Pooh !" replied Uncle Jerry, "is that
all ? The penalty in this country is death."
There is a family of five persons in New
York who require three brown-stone houses
to live in. and sixteen servants to wait on
them. They keep no earrage in the city, "
owing to their houses being to small to ac
commodate the necessary servants. "
An agricultural paper recommends coun
ty ladies to take a large-size pumpkin seed
carefully cut out the meat on the under side
put a narrow strip of fur around the edge,
and fasten the strings to the sides, and they
will have a bonnet in the pink of fashion.
The broad end of the bonnet should lie in
front to keep off the wind and sun.
Wendell Phillips says: "There is the In
dian, a race who have coat us a thousand
millions of dollars." But, sir, there is the
negro, a race which has cost us three thous
and millions of dollars in less than eight
years. What says you to that ? And the cost
of this negro buisiness is still going on at
the rate of three or four hundred millions a
izen, ( formerly editated by the lamented
General Hulphine) says, that it is a fact
worthy of note that at the gathering of
Union soldiers in Cliicago not a negro sol
diers was present, nor any recognition of
their services in the proceedings. Thisat a
meeting wLere the Radical President-elect
participated, and was the central figure,is
While a white- man named Gleasou and a
N< TO nam* d lmnlop were being examined
1.1 Mayor of Charlotte, X. C. the negro
Of >■ a pistol and shot Gleaaon twice,
icUi-if wfosd*. Glesson atteinpt
to < . •A the court-room, but as he
_ o-jt I A the door he was struck
to .-' go. i and instantly killed.
B j, -"4 oiicaUcd, but it is feared
•_i.il .. nee- -*"• the pal and hang
tie •
®jje democrat.
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1869.
Want to be "Protected."!
The N. Y. World gives the following
statement showing the original par value
and the present Market value of the Stocks
of a few of New England Manufacturing
Androscogin Mills (par value 8100) 185
Pepperell Manufacturing Company
(par value 8100) 1,105
Pacific Mills (par value 8100) 2,015
Nashua Company (par value 8100).. 755
Stark Mills (par value 8100) 1,275
Chicopee Mmufacturing Company
(par value 8100) 275
Salisbury Manufacturing Company
(par value 8100) 270%
Bott Cotton Mill (par value 8100). 1,080
Laconia Manufacturing Company
(par value 8100) 1,200
Amosfceag Manufacturing Company
(par value 8100) 1,312%
Great Falls Manufacturing Company
*(par value 8100) 215
Under the specious cry of "protection to
home industry" the cotton kings of the
east have been allowed to tariff—which is
but another name for tax —the people,
until their stocks, which yield them an
nual dividends of hundreds of per. cent
annually, have increased in market value
from ten to twenty times their original val
ues. And this too, while the laboring men
and women of that region are notoriously
poorer than in any region of the country.
Massachusetts had in its alms houses last
year 57,349 paupers—one to every 22 of its
entire population !
How these paupers are cared for is shown
by Benjamin F. Butler, who some years
since, in a public speech in that State de
clared as that :
"According to the statistics furnished by
the present State Legislature," as a rei>ort of
their own committee," said Mr. Butler, "it
is more dangerous to spend a year in a
Massachusetts almshouse than it would
have been to have led the charge of the
Zouaves an Magenta. I see that this state
ment strikes some of you almost with
dread. Let me repeat. .There was a lar
ger proportion of the regiment which led
the attack of the battle Solferino came out
from the battle than there was of the pau
pers of 1858 who came out alive from the
State almshouses of Massachusetts. Allow
me to give you the figures. How many
was the average numl>er of puupers in the
Stpte almshouses during the year 1868 ?
Twenty-seven hundred and some odd.
How many died in the year ending Octo
ber, 1858 ? Six hundred and sixty-six—one
in every four. Every fourth man, woman
and child that went into the State alms
houses of Massachusetts, died, and was bu
ried in the Potter's Field of a pauper's bury
ing ground. Three hundred and forty-one
children, under the age of five years, died
in those charnel-houses, and the physician
of one of the houses says he does uot ex
pect to rear but three per cent, of the chil
dren brought there under one year old !
Three out of a hundred—all the other nin
ty-seven go to a nameless grave."
This is protection to home industry,
with a vengeance !
The Albany New Hanging—Verdict of the
Coroner,a Jury.
The Coroner's Jury concluded its inves
tigation of the New Albany hanging trage
dy this morning, and rendered a verdiet
substantially as follows:
" The jury summond by the Coroner of
Floyd county, to hold an inquest over the
bodies of Frank Reno, Simeon Reno, Will
iam Reno, and Charles Anderson, found
dead, hanging by the neck, in the county
Jail in New Albany township, Floyd county,
on Saturday, December 12, find that
the deceased came to their deaths by
hanging at the hands of parties unknown
to the jury. The jury also find that the per
sons who did the hanging came to this city
on the Friday night train, over the Jef
fersonville, Madison A Indianapolis Rail
road; that they came in a separate car, ar
riving hear between hours of three and four
o,clock on Saturday morning; and, pro
ceeding to the jail, took forcible possession
of the same——denying the authority of the
of the Sheriff and jail guard, who were over
powered—and the former, while in the ex
ercise of his duty, was struck on the heal
and shot in the arms.
"They also find that after hanging the
deceased, they locked the jail doors, on
those of the jail residents, and carried off
the keys, making the inmates prisoners,
at the depot to prevent an alarm being given.
They then took foreeible possession of the
train on the Louisville & Jeffersonville Road
and left the city at four o,clock, -going be
yond the State Prison near Jeffersonville,
when the train was shipped and they fled
in every direction."
The Party which has the Majority.
The Presidential Election is over, and
the vote counted. The Mongrels got suc
cess by fraud; —not by the voice of the
people. Here are the facts. Read and re
member :
Seymour. Orant.
Northern State* voting in 1868, 3,336.930 Z618,0u0
Southern States voting in 1868. 647.976 436.839
Southern State* not voUng in '6B. 334.876 149,877
Dlttranchl*! Democrat* 646.381
Total 3,664,063 3,103,416
Majority for Seymour, 461,637
In uddition to the wholesale disfranchise
ment of Democrats, the Republican party
by Congressional enactment has enfran
chised 751,000 negroes in the Southern
swamps and cities, and to these votes such
majorities as tke party has received in the
Southern fttatee are solely due. —Exchange.
On Impartial Review of this Distinguish -
ed Kan by Senator Buckalew.
MR. BUCKALEW. Mr. President, New
England has given to Pennsylvania two
men of great distinction, though not of
equal merit,
In provincial times Franklin came from
Boston to Philadelphia, a fugitive youth,
and entered upon that career which has
l>een given to the history of the world. As
author and publisher, as representative in
the Colonial Assembly of Pennsylvania, as
memlier and president of the State consti
tutional convention of 1776 and chief exec
utive officer in the government established
by that convention, as aolojjiiul agent in
Great Britain, as delegate l in the Continen
tal Congress and signer of the Declaration
of Indejiendence, as organizer of the pos
tal service in the country under the Con
federation, as a scientist and member of
learned bodies at home and abroad, and fi
nally, as our illustrious and successful min
ister at the French court in the dark hours
of the Revolution, he is known of all men
and his name will go down to future ages.
It is the pride of our people to contem
plate the colossal reputation which he
achieved and left behind him, and they
dwell with pleasure upon the miuutest par
ticulars concerning him from that hour
when, obscure and friendless, he appeared
in the city of his adoption to the time when
"full of years and full of honor" he passed
away to his appointed repose.
Thaddeus Stevens came from Vermont to
Pennsylvania at the ago of twenty-one. He
came unherald and unattended, to carve
his way to fortune among strangers.
Adiims comity, Pennsylvania, lies upon
the Maryland boarder, and Gettysburg is
the county town—the seat of justice for
the county. At that place Mr. Stevens
settled after a short residence at York, and
commenced the practice of law. It was
not a place to make great gains at the bar.
the town was not a largo, the county was
not populous, the people were not wealthy.
It was a rural section of the State ; rail
roads were unknown, manufactures, ex
cept in a small way, iiad not been estab
lished ; farmers and shopmen mainly were
the clients of men "learned in the laws."
But there were sound elements of popula
tion in the town anfl county—the German
and Scotch-Irish being prominent—distin
guished for industry, frugality, fidelity,
and sound sense. And it was a pleasant
region, broken but fertile, farm and wood
land alternating in the landscape, with hill
and mountain in the distance, forest-cloth
ed from base to summit. There were a few
scattered villages for the convenience of
merchants, blacksmiths, carpenters, and
other tratlers and workmen, and mills
sounded along the streams. Cemetery
Hill then, as now, overlooked the town of
Gettysburg ; but no war—had ever echoed
upon its heights, nor had its aoil received,
as a harvest of battle, the bodies of our pa
triot desvd.
Mr. Steven's long residence in a rural
district, such as I have descril>ed it, influ
enced in a great degree his subsequent
character and conduct. Aid it gave him a
wider knowledge of men affairs than he
could have acquired if he had been at all
times the resident of a city. He knew the
men of the country as city men cannot
know them, and with him always "knowl
edge was power," and he gave it practical
application to the management of men.
Mr. Stevens entered public life at the
ripe age of forty as a Representative in
the Pennsylvania Legislature from Adams
county. I shall not detail with exactness
or at length the facts of his public career ;
nor shall I pronounce an eulogium upon
him or express emotions of personal grief
at his removal by death from a field of ac
tion and service in which he was conspicu
ous. His labors will be detailed more fully
by others, and his character is one not so
much for eulogium as for analysis and for
reflection. And as to manifestations of
sensibility at this time, I have to say that
I think it w ill be proper to regard some
what his example upon like occasions, and
his general views concerning funeral so
lemnities. He did not resj)ect insincere or
undue praise of the dead, and he always re
fused to wear crape in honor of their
But some notice of his life and character
by the two houses of Congress is most be
coming in view of his eminence and of the
influence which he exerted upon legislation
and upon popular thought. And such no
tice may be made instructive to men of the
present and to men of future times.
The first knowledge I recollect to have
acquired of Mr. Stevens was in 1838. It
was from a speech which had been delivered
liy him in the Legislature of Pennsylvania
upon the subject of education. After the
lapse of thirty years I can remember that
he spoke of the time when ' 'the atoms of
creation shall bubble in the crucible of the
Almighty," meaning the time of the final
destruction of the earth. When I read
that, I thought, with the taste of a boy,
that it was a most eloquent and admirable
passage. Ido not think so now.
Mr. Stevens for many years (both with
in and without the Legislature) canducted
or assisted to conduct a war upon the in
stitution of Free Masonry, and eventually
set on foot a legislative investigation of its
mysteries. In those years he showed him
self to be an able and eloquent leader of
party, and obtained for the first time dis
tinction and influence. But his efforts
were unsuccessful. Masonry stands as it
has stood for ages among the benevolent
institutions of civilized States.
Mr. Stevens contributed some brilliant
speeches to the cause of education in Penn
sylvania, though his influence in the estab
lishment and support of our common
school system has been somewhat exag
Hie service in the canal board of Penn
sylvania, to which he was appointed in 18-
38, provoked much denunciation, particu
larly as regarded the making and abroga
tion of contracts upon the public works
and the uses of a fund provided for their ,
repair ; and his connection with the diffioul- j
ties ot Harrisburg in 1839 provoked still
The question in 1839 was one of party
power in the Legislature, and it arose np
on the election of members from Philadel
phia county.
There was a great excitement, and the
public peace was imperiled. Troops were
brought from Harrisburg, and citizens
flocked there in large numlters from all
jmrts of the State. Eventually the difficul
ty was composed by a recognition of the
members really elected, and the disturb
ance was given to history under the name
of the '-Buckshot war." I believe there is
now but one opinion upon what then took
place, and that is that Mr. Stevens and
those who acted with him were entirely
wrong, and that a decision was reached
under the pressure of popular opinion.
Mr. Stevens was prominently connected
with the creation of the public debt of
Pennsylvania, as he was with that of the
United States. I think that one third of
the former was due to his efforts and influ
ence in the uassage of appropriations not
always well cobsidered or judicious. Struck
by the advantages of public works in in
creasing the wealth of the States antf the
prosperity of particular districts, his habit
of mind was to overlook particlar obstacles
and cautious deduction. His imagination
kindled in contemplating remote but graud
results and he scorned the reasonings of
prudence, and was indifferent to the means
by which he wrought. I know it may be
said that it is easy now, with results before
us, to condemm such improvements as the
Gettysburg railroad, the Erie extension,
and the Wiconisco feeder, and that the
men of 1838 should not be judged in the
light of our present information. But I
must declare my fixed conviction that the
conduct of public men in their appropria
tions of public money and creation of pub
lic debts should be judged by stern ndes.
They are the trustees of property interests
not their 'own, and their errors and im
providence must not go uncoudemued.
Mr. Stevens was a member of the consti
tutional reform convention of 1838, but
was not an active member during the lat
ter part of its proceedings, nor did he sign
the amendments {proposed by it for popu
lar adoption, for the reason already stated
by my colleague.
I turn, however, from his State to his
congressional career. He came into Con
gress twenty years ago as a Representa
tive from Lancaster district. After a ser
vice of four years he was absent eight, and
then, being again returned, was a leading
member of the House until his death.
These words—a leading member —are not
exaggeration. He led others, and was not
led by them ; and he had two capital quali
fications for mastership in the House. He
hail a very vigorous will, and had wit also,
which was to him a powerful instrument
for both aggressive and defensive debate.
Mr. Stevens was in the latter part of his
career sometimes pleasantly called "the
great Commoner but this invitation to a
comparison between him and Chatham was
not well advised. Perhaps it does not de
serve serious treatment, but as there is no
eminent public man in our political history
with whom Mr. Stevens can be compared
—none especially like him—we may be ex
cused for pausing upon this invited com
parison with a foreign Statesman of a for
mer age. Pitt, unlike Lord North was not
a man of wit ; but his general powers of
intellect for parliamentary service were
unrivalled. Besides, his abilities were well
suited to executive service, as shown by
him when chief minister of the Crown. —
He united prudence with daring, and was
as sagacions as he was bold. Burke has
; told us of his achievements when he first
| held the powers of the sovereign andenjoy
ed the confidence of the Commons ; and
the subject was worthy the hand of that
great master. It is true that points of re
semblance may be mentioned between the
British statesman and the American leader.
Both were men of Btrong will ; both had
large influence in representative bodies ;
both were greedy of applause, though
proud, self-sustained, and undemonstra
tive in its enjoyment ; both were leaders
of party but often exhibited independence
of party control ; both hail the great gift
of eloquence, though in different manner
and in unequal degree. Pitt's elocution
was sonorous and commanding, his senti
ments lofty, his language, "drawn from
the wells of English undefiled," was polish
ed, vigorous, and pure. Beside* he had a
moral weight which is sometimes wanting
to public men. For he was deeply attach
ed to a lawful spouse, and he respected all
those proprieties of private life and of pub
lic station which go to make up admired
i character.
Mr. Stevens had not a high opinion of
men with who he was brought in contact.
His eye was keen to all their defects, and
he felt his own mental superiority. This
(jave him coolness and confidence for de
bate. Besides, his training at the bar had
taught him forensic art and exercise had
strengthened his logical powers. He had
the great merit of speaking with directness
and of controlling his topics instead of be
ing controlled by them. Therefore he
Vas not tedious, aud was always instruc
Among the measures supported by Mr.
Stevens in Congress was one to regulate
the price of gold, or to prevent speculative
sales of gold, a measure to which there was
but one objection, which was that it under
took to accomplish that which was imposs
ible. It was repealed soon after its pas
He was early in the war an advocate for
the issue of Government notes, and carried
through the House the first bill for that
purpose. Long aftewards he desired to is
sue $500,000,000, in addition to the great
volume of government currency then in
circulation, but did not secure the adop
tion of his views. He had more confidence
than most men in paper money, and de
nied always the liability of the Govern
ment to pay its obligations in coin except
where expressly stipulated by contract.
He was sincere anil earnest in pursuing
his objects and not scrupulous in the use
of meuns for their accomplishment. Party
was with him but a means to an end, and
he never hesitated to unite with i>olitical
opponents to secure his purpose. There
were many notable instances of this con
duct during his service in the House. His
impatience with political associates when
they differed from liim was often strongly
manifested ; in private discourse without
restraint, and in public without emphasis,
though with more of decorum. Nor did
he withhold himself upon occasion from
directing his shafts of satire ugainst partic
ular memlters of this bod v.
Upon the conclusion of the war Mr. Ste
vens announced his theory of conquest an<l
the policy to be predicated thereon. There
was a doctrine of forfeiture involved in the
former, which, being written in no code
nor illustrated by any American example,
was slowly accepted in the counsels of liis
party and in the debates of Congress. It
was that the southern States had forfeited
all right to self--government and to their
civil institutions by rel>ellion against Fed
eral authority. Assuming, next, that this
Govern me at as conqueror of those States
had by virtue of the laws of war complete
power over them, the way was open for
propositions of policy concerning them.
Gradually his theory prevailed, and many
measures fonnded upon it have been passed
and executed.
He lived longed enough to see his theory
accepted and his policy triumphant. In
his own party doubters had become
resolved, the 'timid emboldened, the
refractory subdued, all opposition intimi
dated or silenced. His passions and his
will hud their complete gratification, ex
cept in the two important p;irtieulars of
confiscation and impeachment. From all
this it will appear that he died at a fit time
to be canonised as a great and successful
leader of party.
Mr. President, for what will men care to
rememlier Mr. Stevens ? He will be re
membered for his wit and humor, which
were genuine and constant ; suited to en
liven a dull debate or a tedious trial ; to
charm a social circle or an occasional
He will be remembered as a lawyer, able,
eloquent, and careful; fit for the rough
work of a nisi prius trial or for grave de
bate in a court of error. Men of the legal
profession will hold in memory one who
adorned that profession and won its tri
He will be remembered for some gener
ous acts to persons in misfortune ; acts
magnanimous and noble, which he did not
publish abroad, but have transpired through
the gratitude and admiration of others.
He will be reniomltered as a parliamenta
ry leader ; as the man who, beyond anv ex
ample since Randolph and Clay, gained
the ear of th House and held it for many
years against all competitors- in all the
years of the war and since the war—and
resigned his influence only with his life.
Lastly, he will be remembered for his
support of emancipation and colored suf
frage, great questions which, whatever
may be their merits, will be of enduring
interest. He projected some and support
oil all the the measures by which they were
established and upheld during his life, and
left his name to be associated with debate
and discourse upon them hereafter.
Sir, men will la? apt to forget his imper
fectious of temper, his defective moral or
ganization, his disregard of proprieties in
speech and conduct, his occasional defi
ance of public opinion, and generally the
errors and faults of a lifetime of contest, in
contemplating his true and undoubted ti
tle to tuture fame. If in examining his
character I have spoken with freedom and
have not withheld the truth which told
against him. it has been done in all loyalty
to our common manhood and in view of
those purposes of instruction with which
my task was begun. And thus I leave the
subject and the man.
A SCHOOL Month. —The Pennsylvania
School Journal gives the following as the
law fixing a school month:
"That twenty-two days shall be held to
be a school month, and that two Saturdays
in each month, as the proper board shall
designate, which two Saturdays shall be
held to be a part of the school month, may
at the discretion, and by an affirmative vote
of a majority of all the members of the
Board of Directors, or Controllers, be ap
propriated to institutes for the improvement
of the teachers of the said district: Pro
vided, That in district in which thes schools
are, or shall be, kept open, and in operation
the maximum term now allowed by law,
and the teachers employed by the year, the
foregoing clause as to the m umber of days
in the school month, ehal not apply any
further than that the reports and statistics
of the school shall be kept in accordance
therewith, and that District Institute may
l>e held as thereby directed; all acts or parts
of acts, inconsistent herewith, be and are
hereby repealed.
writ is singular how clearly the Radical
press can see errors and crimes in others,
while it is blind to the same errors and
crimes in its own party. It comments with
just severity in election riots in England,
and says that, in fact, the elections are not
free there; but says nothing al>out the mil
itary despotism which hascontrolledelec
tions in our Southern States and the ty
rannous decree of Congress that in three of
the States there should be no election last
fall. There cau now hardly be found a Rad
ical newspaper in the county which does not
denounce Louis Napoleon for his censorship
of the press. What more has be done than
General Ord did in Mississippi with McArdle
When the latter sought redress in the highest
court of the Nation, Congress passed a bill
to deprive the court of jurisdiction in the
case aud thereupon the Radical press re
joiced. "O for a forty-parson power, to
chant thy praise, hypocrisy."— ExcJinnge.
iam Curtis, Grand Secretary of the Grand
Lodge of Odd Fellows for the State of Penn
sylvania, and who has served in that ca
pacity for many years, died suddenly of ap
i >plexv on Sunday morning. He was widely
known from liia connection with the order,
aud highly respected.
Amnesty Proclamation.
iiy the President of the United Statci of
America —a proclamation.
WHKBKAS, TIM- President of the Uunited
States has heretofore set forth several proc
lamations offering amnesty and pardon to
persons who had l>eeu or were concerned in
the late rebellion a.;ainst the lawful author
ity of the Government of the United States,
which proclamations were severally issued
on the Bth day of December, on the
26th day of March, 1864, on the 26th day
of May, 1865, on the 7th day of September,
1867, and on the 4th day of July in the
present year: and
WHEREAS, The. authority of the Federal
Government having been re-established in
all the States and Territories within the ju
risdiction of the United Stutes, it is l>elieved
that such prudential reservations and ex
ceptions as ut the dates of said proclama
tions were deemed necessary and proper
may now be wisely and justly relinquished,
and that a universal amnesty and pardon
for participation in said relation extended
to all who have lx>rne any part therein will
tend t£ secure permanent peace, ordur, and
to renew and fully restore confidence j
and fraternal feeling among the whole poo- j
pie and their respect for and attachment to j
the National Government designed by its
patriotic founders for the general good.
Now therefore lie it knowt, that I, An
drew Johnson, President of the 1 nited
States, by virtue of the power and authori
ty vested in me by the Constitution and in
the name of the sovereign people of the
United States, do hereby proclaim and de
clare, unconditionally and without reserva
tion, to all and every person who directly
or indirectly participated in the late insur
rection or rebellion, a full pardon and am
nesty for the offence of treason against the
United States, or of adhering to tLeir ene
mies during the civil war, with the restora
tion of all rights, privileges and immuni
ties under the Constitution and the laws
which have been made in pursuance thereof.
In testimony w hereof I have signed these
presents with my hand, and have caused j
the seal of the United States to 1e hereun- i
to affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, the 25th j
day of December, in the year of our Lord j
one thousand eight hundred and sixty- j
eight and of the independence of the j
United States of America the ninety-third. J
By the President: • {
F. W. SEW AKD, Acting Secretary of State, j
|lfto ffobfrtisfiittnts. ;
tcnkhasn'ock, ta.
(Successor to Drs. Lyman A Wells,)
Begs to announce that be will continue trade nt the
old stand, on
Keeping a well selected stock, adapted to this mar
ket. A full assortment of
all the popular PATENT MKDICIXES--Ayers, j
Jay-ne'e, Hullistcr's, Wish art's. >\ olcott's, Scoriil's, |
Schenk'f, I phaui's, Heluibold s Scott's, Ac., Ac.
| !
AC., AC., AC., KC. |
Prescriptions, carefully compounded.
c. J WRIGHT. !
Tunk., Pa., Jan. Ist, 1569.—v8n'22-ly
Prof. J. Berlinghof.l
iflsl)ianiiblc Barber & i}air-£uttcr,
HAIR Woven, and Braided, for Switches.{or Curie 1,
and Waterfalls of every site and style, tuanufactur- '
ed to order.
The highest market prices paid for Ladies' Hair. :
All the approved kinds of Hair Restorers and i
Dressing constantly kept on hand anJ arid at Man- .
nfacturers retail prices.
llair and Whiskers colored to every natural
Tunk., Pa. Jan. 5, '69—vßn'22-tf,
Now is the time ho secure
The Subscriber having the exclusive right to well this
world-renowned Hay-Fork and Knife, in this County
pro|ses to keep them on hand, with all the neces
sarv Ropes and Pullys, at his Store,
Persons wishing to procure any of these articles i
ean do o by applying to the subscriber in persoii,or ,
by letter. If desired, these forks will be put in tho
barn free of chaige. with the privilege of using them
during half the haying season of 1869, when the
person using it will be required to purchase it or
quit using it at the time agreed upon by the par
Mesboppen, Pa., Jan. 5, 1965--vSn22,
The subscriber ts prepared to do all Stencil Plate
Cu'ting of letters of and inch and upwards, in the
neatest and most artistic style.
who wish to letter bags, boxes, or parcels, will have
their orders for plates atten led to promptly
Orders by letter accompnuie t with Cash —P rents
per letter, will receive prompt attention.
Mehorpany, Pa., Jan. 5, '69.-vßn22 w2.
I hare Several Hundreds of Tons ol (Cnvauga)
Ground Piaater, which I offer for sale in any quanti
ties to suit purchasers,
Farmers >hnuld now provide a aupply for tho com
ing reason,
„ . . _ . HIRAM HALL,
lunk., Pa. Jan. 5, 1369.-v9n22.
EASTMAN manufactures every variety of Boots
KDdSb.es aoiiaetails at wholeaaie pricve. Re
member the place, Tioga street, near corner of
iperial loliffs.
Quarterly Report of the Wyoming Natioa..! p
of Tunkhanoook. on the morning of the lt y
of January 1569
Bills Discounted, W'2o 910 >■
US Bonds Deposited to secure Cin-u-
I*ion, lOOfififi r
U. S. Bonds, 5-20s, on band, 2! Wi u
Heal Estate. '25 *
Due from National Banks, 35 75* :'
Legal Tender National Currency sni
Cash Items on hand 13 S6S [f_
1292 57 j (>2
Capital Stock, 1100,000 Of
Surplus Fund, • m
Indtridual Deposits. 93 17b r
Due National Banks, .j-
Profit A Loss, o 24ij -j
I. Samuel Stark, Cashier, do Solemnly ,*
that the above and foregoing Statement i, true sou
correct, to the best of my knowledge and belief „ r ,'
that as I shall answer to God at the great (
SAM'L STARK, Cashier
Sworn to and subscribed belore uie,
5 C. ROSS, Notary Puh
January stb 1960.
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No. 26 South 7th Street. Philadelphia, Pa.
v8n16.w4 1 '
Whereas, letters of Administration to the estate
of John F. Wintermute, late of Korkston tp., dee d,
have been granted to the subscriber. All persons in
debted to the said estate are requested to make im
mediate payment, and those having claims or de
mands against the estate of the said decedent, will
make known the same duly authenticated without
Forkston, Dee. Ist '69—nls-6w. Administratrix.
Estate of Almanza R. Tyrrel. Deceated.
Letter of Administration, on the estate of Alman
xa R. Tyrrel, late of Northmoreland Tp , Wyoming
County, dee'd., have been granted by the Regi.-tcr
of said County, to Charles Frear. of Overfield Tp..
in said County. AH persons having claims or dc
rnands against the estate of the decedent, are r>-
quested to make tbcm known to the said Adminis
trator, at his his residence in said Township, and
those indebted to make immediate payment.
Jan. sth '6o—vßn22-6v.
Whereas, letters of Administration to the csta!
of .Sylvester Carpenter, late of Clinton tp., dec,;,
have lieen granted to the subscriber. All persons in
debted to the said estate are requested to make Im
mediate payment, and those having claims or de
mands against the estate of the said (lec-ndent, will
make known the same duly authenticated without
Clinton, Dec. 23rd '68 —n2l-6w Administratrix.-
The Stockholders of the Wyoming National Bin/
are hereby notified th it there will be a meeii"g held
at their Banking house,in the B->ro. of TuuHi.mn
oa the 12th day of fan 1%1. at 10 o'clock A V
for the purjsise of electing directors to serve for tho
ensuing year.
SAM'L STARK,Cashier.
Tui.k . Dec 7, 63- nl9-tf
The un iersigned having been appointe>l by tlie
Orphans' Court, t->r the County of Wyoming, au
AuJitor, in the matter of oxcepli-.as to tho accoiiiit
of C' M Manvilin. cxecub'r of the estate of A. K.
Peckhaui. dec'-i. wii! attend to tho duties of his ny
poiotmeut at bis otfire in Tunkbannock Bum, -a
the sixt i xay ot Jao A. D-, 18t9, at one o'clock in
the afternoon, at which time and place ail persons
interested therein may appear and present their
claims or be forever after debarred.
Whereas, application has been m tie to the Court
of Common Pleas of Wyoming County, lor the grout
ing of a Charter of Incorporation to the Meshoppen
Water Company of Mesboppon. in sail County, tins
same having been filed in th- office of the Pruthon •
tary of said Court. Notice is heteby given, th i
no sufficient reason to the contrary is shown, it shoi
he lawful for the sail eourt, at the next term th ■
• of to declare that the persons s i associate I sh ill --
cording to tho articles and coalitions set forth in
said Charter become and be a c-irjir!i-n or bo-iy
: politic in law and in fact, and the court wll make
1 such other directions as the case mnv require. -•
funk. Dec. 8* '63.—n19-w4.
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A in a few weeks by a very simple remedy, after
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fection, aud that dread d sense. Consumt>*i n— is
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1 means of cure
To all who desire if, ho will sen I a copy of the
prescription used (free of charge), with the iirectW
for preparing and using the sum*, which they will
find a sure care for Cousuuiptiou. Asthma, lfroucii
tis Ac. The only object ot the advertiser hi souiiic
the Prescription is to benefit the alfiicte I, sr. 1 | 11
information which he i-onceives to be ir.valu.ible ; -
and he hiqwr every sufferer will try Ins rsui-.ii - •"
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Parties wishing the prescription will pleisc ai
-1 dress Rev. EDWARD A. WILSON
! its South Second St., Williamsburg, Kings <--
I New York. vßn2i-3 a •
For doing a fa mily wishing in the test in I cheap;
est manner Ou.tran'ec 1 eqa.il to any in the " '
His all the strengtta ot oi l rosin soap with '- f'
j and lathering qualities of genuine Castd-*.
splendi I Boap. Bul I by the aLDEN CIItMR 1 '
; WORKS, 43 North Frout B'D'ct, l'hila toljA'-'
vS-t.5 ly
IT* ASTM AN sella go iiII •in afx h• - - '' J '
J Kip Blots at $ >,7 > ; French clt p '47 '' " " '
at $6 ; Imported Frenob Calf, Fair MHch* l
Tues, at 810. and every othir article 1 11 *
! equally low prices
ASTM AN invites tbe attention ot the pu-d-v h
J the s'vle, tosterial, rr' t,v
price of his stork of ready mule work
(fftrV WILL purchafe a pair of Evs'iu"-
! I proof B.s-ts, carta nto keep any mans
• dry who wears them, for a twelve month-