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Monday Afternoon, September 9, 1861.
L. L. ALLEN, of Ohio, delivered his last lec
ture on temperance, in this city, in the lecture
room of the Baptist church last evening. There
was a large audience present, who manifested
much interest in the eloquent remarks of the
TO MILITARY MEN . —An advertisement in
another column to military men we refer our
readers who are inclined to enter the service of
their country. We are assured the opportunity
offered is an excellent one, and none but effi
cient men need address. The company is to be
a crack one, and in every way worthy the at
tention of those who wish to enter a first class
THE VERBEKE RIFLE - S.—This fine company,
which has a large number of men MOTH in, will
go into Camp Curtin to-morrow afternoon at
2 o'clock. If any of our young men intend to
offer their services to their country, they can
not enter into any company that possesses a
better set of men, or in which they would find
more pleasant associates. Great care has been
taken that none but good men should be taken
THE 17TH or SEPTEMBELL—retitiOIIS are circu
lating for signatures in Philadelphia, praying
the councils of that city to pass a joint resolu
tion recommending to all the citizens of Phila
delphia to commemorate the 17th day of Sep
tember next, the anniversary of signing the
Constitution of the United States, as far as pos
sible, by patriotic observances similar to those
which annually mark the return of the 4th of
July and the 22d of February. We suggest
similar action by the authorities of this city.
OUTRAGEOUS ASSAULT BY ROWDIES.-At a late
hour last Saturday night a soldier from Camp
Curtin, named William O'Donnel while quietly
walking along Fourth street above Walnut was
attacked by three or foul rowdies who beat him
in such a merciless manner that he is not ex
pected to recover. When found, O'Donnel was
lying in the gutter apparently lifeless, with his
skull fractured and other parts of his body
badly bruised. He was carried to the residence
of Mr. John Thomas in Fourth street, where
a physician was summoned who dressed his
wounds, and yesterday morning he was removed
to the hospital at Camp Curtin, where he now
lies in a critical condition. His assailants are
known t 3 the police, and it is to be hoped that
they will be captured and dealt with according
to their deserts.
POLICE MATURE. —A. white man, whose name
we could not learn, was put in the city lock-up
about two o'clock yesterday morning by Chief
Police Constable Radabaugh. The officer ar
rested him in the office of the Jones' House,
whither he had fled, having seen the officer ap
proaching up the street with a lantern: At
the healing before the Mayor•, he was identified
as the man who some time ago went to Dr.
Ruthei ford's office after night for the purpose of
getting a pistil ball extracted from his arm,
which he no doubt received in some burglarious
attempt. He is evidently a dangerous man in
the community, in consideration of which the
Mayor give him thirty days a cross the way.
A burley looking negro, named Hanibal Da
vis, was arrested last Saturday for stealing a
coat from Heir's hotel, the property of one of
the servants of that establishment. Justice
Beader sent him to prison to answer.
GEN. NECIELV s BRIGADE--We understand that
the organization of this brigade is proceeding
favorably, and that in a few days the General
will have three full regiments in camp. It is
understood that Col. Hambright's Lancaster
regiment goes into this brigade. The Colonel is
of German descent, and as he speaks the Ger
man language fluently, it is expected that a
large number of Teutons will join his command.
Capt. Sevier, who served with Gen. Siegel in
Germany, commands a company in this regi
We are also informed that Colonel Serwell's
Kittanning regiment will be attached to General
Negely's command. It is nearly full, and will
be in Camp Cameron next week. The General
himself has a regiment under way, which lacks
but a few men of having the full complement.
He must have four regiments to fill his brigade,
but with the three already secured, he can
hardly experience much difficulty in getting the
DESERTERS IN PRISON.—Two German volunteers
named Norman and Schmidt are now in our
county prison,charged with desertion. They were
arrested at Lancaster on the authority of Lieut.
Col. Biddle, an aid to Gov. Curtin, and after
wards brought up on a writ of habeas corpus
before Judge Hays of that city, who after the
hearing remanded them to the custody of Lieut.
B. Lichty of Capt. Bolenius' company at Camp
Curtin, which gentleman in a card to the Lan
caster Evening Express of last Saturday thus con
tinues the particulars concerning the case, in
reply to a published letter of the deserters com
plaining of their ill treatment :
"After the hearing of the case, they were re
manded to my custody. Their friends then in
terfered and one of the prisoners made his es
cape. After considerable trouble and an at
tempt to escape on their part, they were put
into the county prison and kept there until one
o'clock a. m. As they had made several at
tempts to escape, we thought it prudent to have
them handcuffed together until they would ar
rive at Camp Curtin. On their arrival there
they were immediately taken to Capt. Bolenius,
who told them that if they would hereafter
obey orders he would at once release them.
They refused to do so, and he then ordered
them to be taken to the guard house and kept
there until 0 o'clock a. m. They were not kept
there more than two and a half hours. The
commanding officer then ordered them to be
taken to prison until they were willing to sub
mit. Norman and Schmidt served under Capt.
Bolenius during the three months' ser Vita, and
seemed well satisfied with the treatment they
then received. If they had not been treated
well, is it reasonable to suppose that they would
have re-enlisted for three years for the thirty
dollars bounty which they allege had been
HIGH-HANDED PROCEEDINGS AT ME DEPOT
-4 New York Lieut. Colonel on his Travels.—Quite
an excitement occurred at the depot yesterday
morning, which for a time threatened to cul
minate in a very serious disturbance. It ap
pears that a train of cars arrived here from
New York city, containing three or four compa
nies of cavalry under the command of a Lieut.
Colonel named Kilpatrick, intended to fill up a
regiment of cavalry, now in Washington city.
There was some delay at the depot, owing to
there being no locomotive ready to draw the
train, when the Lieut. Colonel, a pompous
looking dapper little individual, with " import
ance " written all over him, detailed a squad of
men to proceed to the Round-House of the Penn
sylvania Railroad Co. and procure a locomotive
vi et arinis. Mr. Young, Superintendent of the
Eastern Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
hearing of these proceedings, at once went to
the Round-House, where he found the squad in
possession of a locomotive, which they had
fired up and were in the act of putting in mo
tion for the depot. He politely requested them
to leave the establishment, which they refused
to do, at the same time using highly insult
ing language ; whereupon Mr. Young, who is
a stout-limbed, muscular man, struck out from
his right shoulder with a force that sent one of
the soldiers on a balloon expedition some five
feet from the locomotive. The other soldiers
at once pitched into Mr. Young, who gave
every promise of being able to finish them
off in detail, when they finally concluded
that " discretion was the better part
of valor," and left for reinforcements. They
soon returned to the round house, their number
augmented to ten or fifteen, but in the mean
time the employees of the machine shop had
rallied in full force, and evinced a determina
tion to defend the company's property to the
last. The soldiers looked with dismay upon
this formidable array of men, and without
making the least demonstration turned and re
traced their steps to the depot. Mr. Young, on
his return to the depot, hunted up the officer
in command, when the aforesaid dapper little
Lieutenant Colonel presented himself.
"By what authority do you take possession of
private property," asked the Superintendent in
a calm, yet firm and dignified voice.
"fly military authority, sir 1" responded the
diminutive "Importance," giving his mustache
a twirl that had an awe inspiring effect.
Mr. Young intimated that when that au
thority eminated from the proper quarter he
would cheerfully obey it, but he would not per
mit such outrageous proceedings in a place where
the civil law was still superior to the law
The little officer here commenced to fume and
fret in a manner laughable to look upon. Ac
cording to his account he had put a steam-boat
captain in irons, and wouldn't stop a momen t
to put the Superintendent, the Directors, Presi
dent, and all the attachees of the road in the
same condition. He was a terrible little custo
mer, this little Lieutenant Colonel.
During the above coloquy, some of the sol
diers seized the small locomotive Ontario—used
for shifting cars—belonging to the Lebanon
Valley Railroad Company, and attached it to
the train with the view of running it to Balti
more. Fortunately by this time a large loco
motive intended to draw the train arrived from
the other side of the river, and things were
about being put in ship-shape order, when
another disturbance was created by the Lieute
nant Colonel placing four of the soldiers on the
engine. The engineer, not liking this arrange
ment refused to move the train. The dapper
little Lieutenant Colonel again made his ap
pearance, and threatened to hang the engineer
as high as Haman, when one of the officials of the
road, opportunely arriving at the scene, ordered
the soldiers from the locomotive, which they
obeyed, and in a few moments the train started
on its way to Baltimore.
When about seventeen miles this side of that
city, near Ccokeysville, the axle of one of the
cars broke, causing nearly the whole train to
be thrown from the track, and killing four of
the soldiers instantly, mortally wounding three,
and wounding less seriously eight or nine others.
During the excitement produced by the acci
dent, it was alleged that the engineer had pur
posely caused the catastrophe, when the sol:
diers, led on by their half-witted commanding
officer, made a rush for him with the view of
taking his life. He, however, contrived to of
feet his escape, not, however, before several pis
tol shots were fired at him, one of the balls
passing through his hat and just grazing his
Among the killed was a nephew of the late
Brigadier General Lyon—the wheels of the cars
haying passed directly over the centre of his
body, literally cutting him in half. He was
Quarter-Master Sergeant of the regiment.
Privates James M'Donald and German were
The following privates were slightly wounded:
Francis Flinn, Peter Peterson, A. O'Donnell,
James C. Donnelly, Henry Wallen, James En
glish ; and the following wounded badly : Geo.
Vonschaire and Michael Denny.
The killed and wounded were taken to Balti
more and placed in the hospital.
In justice to the Northern Central Railroad,
it is proper to state that the cars composing the
train belonged to the New Jersey Central Rail
road, having came direct from Jersey City with
out being changed.
It is stated that when the accident occured,
two or three of the soldiers were on the locomo
tive with the engineer, which certainly fully ex
honorates the latter with any complicity in
causing the melancholy occurrence.
A SOLDIER KILLED ON Tut RAILROAD.-A vol
unteer belonging to one of the Schuylkill coun
ty companies, now at Camp Curtin, while at
tempting to get on passing a train of cars near
the iron bridge over the canal on the Lebanon
Valley Railroad last Saturday night, missed his
footing and fell under the wheels, which passed
over him, crushing both of his legs and the
fingers of his left hand. He died while being
removed to Camp Curtin.
TEE DAUPHIN GUARD. —A few more able
bodied recruits wanted to fill up the roll of this
flue company. Enquire at the rendezvous, op
posite the Bomgard,ner House.
peummluania alaitp U.egraph, illontrav 'Afternoon, September 9, 1861.
A MEETING of the members of the Friendship
Fire Company will be held at their house at 7
o'clock this evening, to take action regarding
the arrival of the new steam engine.
ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL, NEW YORK.—We call
the attention of our readers to the advertise
ment, in another column, of this palatial Hotel,
whose Proprietors, with a view to meet the ex
igencies of the times, have reduced the price of
board to TWO DOLLARS PER DAY. Our friends
visiting New York can now share all the luxu
ries of a sumptuous table and a princeley house
for a very moderate per diem sum.
LECTURE ON HAI-ff.—Joseph E. Williams, a
native of Middletown, this county, will deliver
a lecture this evening in the Methodist Church,
Tanner's alley, on the commercial, political
and advantages of emigration to Hayti. Mr.
Williams is an intelligent looking colored man,
and is apparently well booked up in the affairs of
the Haytian Republic. He has resided in that
country since last June, and has been appointed
by the authorities there an emigration agent for
the State of Indiana. We have no doubt his
lecture will be highly entertaining and instruc
tive. Seats free to all.
EEPLOSTVE MATERIAL IN BERNIE° FLUID. —A
correspondent sends a Philadelphia paper the
following in reference to the manufacture of
burning fluid : "As accidents from burning fluid
explosions are increasing in numbers daily, let
me call your attention to fact a that every one
using the article should know. Certain parties
are using in the manufacture of the fluid, benzine
made from coal tar, as a substitute for turpen
tine, the latter having risen in price, owing to
the blockade of southern States. The fluid
made with benzine is fearfully explosive, and
the slightest defect in a lamp may cause death
to even the most careful in filling and handling
FOUND DEAD.—Last Saturday afternoon Al
derman Kline was called upon to hold an in
quest on the remains of a man, found dead in
Eby & Kunkle's warehouse, at the canal, foot
of Walnut street. The deceased was about fifty
years of age, but nothing could be found about
him to ascertain his name or place of residence.
Some people residing iu the vicinity had seen
him alive a few hours previous, and it is sup
posed that he wandered into the warehouse,
fell asleep, and died with the disease of the
heart. The jury rendered a verdict of "death
by visitation of God," and the remains of the
deceased were taken to the poor house for in
HORSES AND CATTLE FOR THE AUMY.—An im
mense number of horses and cattle passed
through the city last week, en route for the seat
of war. On Monday night eighty car loads ar
rived at Pittsburg over the Pittsburg and Cleve
land road, on Tuesday night seventy-six car
loads, on Wednesday thirty-five, and on Thurs
day night fifty-four. These are, of course, ex
clusive of what came in over the Pittsburg,
Fort Wayne and Chicago road. They suffer no
detention at Pittsburg, and are shipped to the
Capital with the least possible delay. We un
derstand that there are over five thousand horses
for the use of the army in the neighborhood I f
Washington now, besides an enormous number
of mules and cattle. The latter are obtained
principally from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, and
these of them, that we have seen at least, were
in very fair condition.
Summer has left us fer sunnier climes,
She brought to us music and sunshine and
Many and joyous her bright golden hours,
Her bowers and vines.
Autumn so beautiful crowneth the year,
With colors of crimson, and golden and brown,
While silently, steadily falleth down,
Leaves withered and sere.
The ripened pears drop one by one from the
She painteth the apple, the peach and the plum;
The purple grapes temptingly shine in the sun ;
With joy hum the bees.
O beautiful reaper 1 The harvest is hers
With all its abundant, luxuriant store ;
Yet unsated each year she crieth for more,
Her voice the world stirs
We welcome the Autumn, for winter too soon
Will cover the land with frost, ice and snow,
And chain the poor streamlets whose silvery
HOME ADVANTAGES.—You may talk about your
Broadways, New York, your Chestnut Streets,
Philadelphia, but when we come to our beauti
ful Susquehanna, margined by white pebbled
shores, and gilded by scenery unsurpassed, how
delightful to strole along our Front Street, at
Harrisburg ! We often wonder at the induce
ments of Cape May and Atlantic City, which
can be arrived at only by expense and trouble.
When will our citizens beautify and Bollivard
Front Street, which has all the natural advan
tages of a promenade, with Urich & Bowman's
Cheap Dry Goods Store immediately on the
south east corner of Front and Second Streets.
HAVING returned from the city I now have on
hand a full assortment of all kinds of Dry
Goods : 200 pieces of new Calicos ; 200 dozen
of Stockings ; a splendid lot of Black Alapacha;
a large lot of Hoop Skirts; 1,000 yards of Crash
for Toweling. All kinds of Summer Dress
Goods at great reduction. S. Levrv,
Rhoads' Old Corner.
HOW LOST, HOW RESTORED
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cents, or two postage stamps, by Dr. CH. J. C. KLINE,
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[For the Telegraph
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Sold iu Harrisburg uy C. A. BANVART.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER,
[ONE TERM ONLY.]
RICHARD NOLEN, offers himselt as a
carelidEtte for the othce of (16IINTY TitEAt,UrER
et the ensuiu g election, he not otal pri mice to fit,'
j!,h rge the du lee of he office with fidelity, but if elected
pledges him:elf to pay Due Hundred Dollars toward sup
porang the familiei of the soldieri' of Dauphin county
which are now or may be in service in the defence of our
pliE undersigned offers himself as a
L candidate for the office of COIINIY COld 31.1E,40N
ER, subject to the nominating Convention, eni pledges
himself if Dominated and elected to dis•:harge the duties
of the office with fidelity. PHILIP HOFill AN..
DANIEL LENDIG, of Middletown, of
fers himself as a candidate for the SPATE LEGIS
LATURE at the ensuing election, subject to the action of
the People's County Convention. And pledges bimseU
to digchargt the duties of the ace honestly and ft/Ali
DR. THOMAS G. FOX, of Derry town
ship, oilers himself as a candidate for the STAIN
I,Itiftt:LATIIIE at the ensuing Meozien, suhj- at to th, ac.
bon of the People's County Convention. be promises it
elected to dischottge tho duties of the office wiih IldeLity
JC. YOUNG, offers himself as a candl
*date for the office of Prothonotary &c., of Dauphin
county at the ensuing election. He cingiiges if elected to
perform the duties of the office with fidetity.
ABRAE9.II4 H. BUYER, of East Rano
yr; offers himself as a candidate for Rf.GlsTEit at
the ei.suing election, subject to the action of the People's
County Convention. He promises, if elected to di-charge
the duties of the office with fidelity.
tti.b.i B. SCHREINER, of Gratz. offers
• hirusell as a candidate for the S r ;Tr, LEGIS I.A
't at the ensuing election, subject to the action of
the People's County Convention. He prinnies, it elec
ted to discharge the duties of the office with fidelity.
n A. S. EYSTER offers himself as a
candidate for the effluent PROTHONOTARY,
at the ensuing election, and pledges his reputation for
attention to business as a guarantee for the faithful per
formance of its duties, if elected.
Harrisburg, August 21, 1861.-dtce
FOR COUNTY TREASU kER.
BENJAMIN BUCK, of Harrisburg, of.
fen himself as a cauaidate for COUNTY TREASUR-
Ett at thee. suing election, subject to the action of the
People's County Convention. He promises, if elected to
discharge the duties of the office with fidelity.
Q AMU F.,L M A RQII ART , of Harrisburg,
offers himself as a candidate fir RDA:Rh:ft at toe
ensuing election, subiect to the action of the People's
Cinotty Cobvention. lie promises, if elected to discharge
the duties of the °thee with 'fidelity,
TO THE VOTERS OF DAUPHIN COUNTY.
FELLOW CITIZENS : I offer myself as
a candidate for County Treasurer at the ensuing
election, eubject to the action of the People County's Con
vention. Should Ibe so fortunate to be elected I pledge
myself to discharge the duds of said offi m with fidelity.
Dauphin, Aug. 121861.4c*
TO THE INDEPENDENT AND UNION
VOTERS OF DAUPHIN COUNTY.
VELD. W CITIZENS--I offer myself as
j 2 a Union Independent candidate for the office of Re
gister of Wills of Dauphin county. Should Ibe so for
tunate as to be elected, 1 promise to discharge the duties
of the office with fidelity. JESSE B. .1113MME1..
Hummelstown, July3l 1: • -oltawto
JAS. FREELAND, of Halifax town
-1,,,j ship, afi=re hineelt as a candidate for ASSEMBLY
at the ensuing election, eabject to the action of the Peo
ple's County Convention. He promises, if elected to die
' charge the duties of the office with fidelity.
PROPOSALS FOR SIDE-WHEEL
Bureau of Construction,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 1861. 1
IN CONFORMITY with the act of Congress
approved the sth August, 1861, the Navy
Department will receive proposals for the con
struction and equipment of Twelve Side-Wheel
The load draft of water not to exceed six feet
nine inches ; to be armed with two rifled guns,
of 7,00 u lbs. each, one at each end of the ves
sel ; also, with two 12-pounder howitzers ; the
complement to be one hundred persons, with
provisions for sixty days, to have two thousand
gallons of water in tanks, and to be provided
with a condenser for distilling potable water.—
To be schooner rigged, and have a rudder at
each end, properly protected by a post.
The Department desires to have the highest
attainable speed, which must be stated in the
offer, together with the length of time it can
be maintained and the quantity of coal that
can be carried in the bunkers for that speed,
which should not b 3 less than for eight days.
The proposals must be for the hull, spars, rig
ging, and canvass work, boats, anchors,
aruccables, tanks, casks, furniture, cooking ap
paratus and utensils, steam machinery and
spare work, with all the equipments for a vessel
of war complete and ready in all respects for
sea service, and ready to receive her officers,
men, armament, stores, provisions, and fuel
for team machinery.
The armament, stores, provisions, and fuel
will be furnished by the Government.
The specifications must fully describe the
materials to be used, the method and size of
fastening, the detail of the size, material, finish,
kind, and arrangement of machinery, and of
the various equipments included in the propo
The plans must be working drawings, from
which the vessel and machinery can be built,
showing the allotments of space for accommo
dations, store-i ooms, magazine, and shell-rooms,
disposition of the coal, &c.
The boilers and engines to be below the deck
—the main shaft may be above ; the boiler
pressure not to be less than thirty pounds per
square inch, and a surface condenser to be used;
the paddle-wheel to be overhung.
Upon application to the Commandant of any
navy yard the bidder can see the list of equip
ments required for the propeller gun-boats, to
which, as far as practicable, these are to con
form, and for which convenient stowage is to
The bidders will state the least time within
which they will agree to complete the vessel
for sea and deliver her at such navy yard as
they may name, without extra cost to the Gov
ernment. It must likewise be stated in the of
fer the total amount for which they will engage
to do all that is required above and embraced
in their specifications and plans ; and the bid
must be accompanied by name of guarantors
that if awarded they will execute the contract.
The usual conditions of Government contracts
will be observed. Payments to be made at four
different intervals, as the work progresses, re
taining one-fifth of the whole amount for ninety
days atter the delivery of the vessel, to repair
any defects that may be discoved within that
time in trial at sea. It is understood that in
the contract a guarantee will be inserted of the
fulfilment of the condition of speed, fuel, satis
factory working of the machinery, &c., with a
forfeiture in case of failure.
The reputation of bidders as succeseful steam
ship builders will have due weight, and the
proposal must state the name of the marine en
gine building establishment at which they in
tend the ste., , . mR Li yLoDcma e.
The Department reserves the right to accept
-propositions made in conformity with the con
ditions prescribed which shall be considered
most to the interest of the Government and
combine the greatest number of advantages,
and to reject any or all of them, at its option.
The specifications and plans of parties not
obtaining the contract can be withdrawn by
The Department will not consider itself un
der obligations to receive proposals after the
sth of September 1861. augl2-law4w
D lIRSUANT to an act of the General As
sembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, en
titled "An Act relating to Elections in this Common
wealth," approved the 2d day of July, A. D., one thou
sand eight hundred and thirty-nine, I, JACOB D. BOAS,
Sheriff of the county of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, do here
by make known and give notice to the electors of the
county aforesaid, that an election will be held in the said
county of Dauphin, ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF
OW OBER, A. a, 1861, (being the Bth day of October,)
at which time the State and County Officers, as follows,
arc to be elLeted, to wit
One person for President Judge of the several Courts
of Dauphin and Lebanon 011 n ins for the 12th judicial dis
Two perscns for Associate Judges of the several courts
of Dauphin county.
Two persous to represent the County of Dauphin in
the House of Representatives.
one hereon for Prolbonottry and clerk of Common
Pleas and Quarter Sessions
One person for County Treasurer.
ne ; ersun for Itegi , ter of Wills.
One person ior County Corann&toner.
One person for Director of the poor and Bailie of em
one person for County Auditor.
I AMO HEREBY MAKE KNOWN AND GIVE NOTICE
that the places of holding the aforesaid general elective
ie the several wards, boroughs, districts and townships
within the county of Dauphin, are as follows, to wit :
The election for the First Ward in the City of Harris
burg, shalt be held at the Public School House, at tee
corner of Mary's alley and Front street.
The election in the second Ward, shall be held at the
western window of Herr's Hotel on Market street.
The election for the Third Ward, shall be beast at the
School House in Walnut street, between Second and
The election for the Fourth Ward, shall be held at the
Public Scheel House in State street, between Second and
The election for the Fifth Ward, shag be hell at the
house belong to General John Forster, on the State road
fromthe reservoir grounds to the Pennsylvania
State Lunatic Hospital.
The election in the S,xtb ward, s i all be held at the
School House nWe Harrisburg.
For the township of Smquebanna, at Miller's (now Nis
ley's) school house.
For the township of Lower Swatara at the schOol house
No. 1, in Higbspire.
For the townsbship of Swatara at the Locust Grove Inn.
For the borough of Middletown at the Brick School
house. in Pine street, in said borough.
For the township of Londonderry, at the Public House
of Joseph Keiper, in said township.
For the township of West Londonderry, at the house of
Christian Neff, in said township
For the township of Couewago, erected out of parts of
the townships of Londonderry and Derry, at the house of
Christian Foltz, (now Jno. S. Foltz,) in said township.
For the township of Derry, at the public house of Dan
iel Baum, in Hummelstown, in said township.
For the township of South Hanover, at the public house
of George Hecker, in said township.
For the township of East Hanover, at the public house
of Maj. Shell's, (now Boyer's,) in said township.
For the township of West Hanover, at the public house
of Jacob Rudy, (now Buck's,) in said township.
For the township of Lower Paxton, at the public house
of Robert Gilchrist, (now Sweigart's,) in said township.
For the township of Middle Paxton, at the pnblichouse
of Joseph Cockley, in said township.
For the township of Rush, at the house belonging to
the estate of the late John McAllister, dec'd now occupied
by David Rineal in said township.
Fur the township of Jefferson, at the house of Christian
Hoffman, in said township.
For the township of Jac seen, at the house now'oenu
pied by John Biller, at Bixlees mill, in said township.
For the township of .Halifax, at the North Ward Sehoo
House, in the town of Halifax.
For the township of Reed, at the new School House on
Duncan's Island, in said township.
For the borough of Millersburg, at the Frame School
House, on the bank of the Wiconisco creek, in the bor
For the township of Upper Paxton, at the house of
Jacob Buck, now occupied by Samuel Buck, in said
For the township of Mifflin, at the public house of Mi
chael Enterline, (now Benj. Bordner,) in Berrysburg,
For the township of Washington, at the public house
now occupied - by Matilda Wingert, in said township.
For the township of Lykens, at the public house of Sol
omon Loudenslager, (now Keiser) in the borough of Gratz
For the borough of Gratz, at the public house of Solo
mon Loudeuslager, (now liaise* in said borough.
For the township of Wiconisco, at the School House No.
5, in said township.
I also, for the information of the electors of the county
of Dauphin, publish the following sections of acts of the
General Assembly, enacted during the session of 1853
WEST LONDONDERRY—Race of Election
Also. sections 1 and 3, page 104, pamphlet laws, ap
proved the 18th day of March, 1857, vizi—"That the citi
zens of the township of Londonderry, in the county of
Dauphin, formerly embraced in the Portsmouth election
district, together with such other citizens of said town
ship residing west of the public road leading from Port
Royal to Nissley's mill, in said township, shall hereafter
hold their general and special elections at the house of
Christian Nell', in said township."
SEC. 3. That said district shall hereafter be known as
West Londonderry election district.
RUSH TOWNSHIP—PIace of Electron
Whereas the place or holding the elections in the town
ship of Rush, Dauphin county,was by law at School House
number three in said township: And whereas, there is
no such School house, therefore—Section 1. Be it enacted
by the Senate, and House of Representatives of the Common
wealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and, it if
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the
general and township elections of Rush Township, Dauphin
County, shall be held at the house belonging to the estate
of the late John McAllister, deceased, now occupied by
David Rincal. Page 83 pamphlet laws, 1858.
I also make known and give notice, as in and by the
13th section of the aforesaid act T am directed, "that
every person, excepting justices of the peace, who shall
hold any office or appointment of profit or trust under the
government of the United States, or of this State, or any
city or incorporated district, whether a commissioned of
ficer or otherwise, a subordinate officer, or agent, who is
or shall be employed under the legislative, judiciary, or
executive department of this State or the United States, or
of any city or incorporated district, and also, that every
member of Congress and the State Legislature, and of the
select and common council of any city, commissioners of
any incorporated district, is by law incapable of holding
or exercising at the same time the office or appointment
of judge, inspector or clerk of any election of this Com
monwealth, and that no inspector or judge, or other offi
cer of any such election, shall be eligible to any office
then to be voted for."
Also, that in the fourth section of the act of Assembly,
entitled "An Act relating to executions, and for other
purposes," approved April 16, 1840, it is enacted that the
aforesaid section " shall not be so construed as to
prevent any militia officer or borough officer from serv
ing as judge, inspector or clerk at any general or special
election in this Commonwealth "
Also, that in the 61st section of said act, it is enacted,
that every general and special elections shall be opened
between the hours of eight and ten in the forenoon, and
shall continue without interruption or adjourment until
seven o'clock in the evening, when the polls shall be
The special election shall be held and conducted by the
inspectors and judges elected as aforesaid, and by clerks
appointed as hereinafter provided.
No person shall be permitted to vote at the election,
as aforesaid, but a white freeman of the age of twent)-
one years or more, who shall have residedln this State
at least one; year, and in the election di.trict where he
offers to vote at least ten days immediately preceding
such election, and within two years paid a state or county
tax, which shall have been assessed at least ten days be
fore the election. But a citizen of the United States who
has previously been a qualified voter of this State and -re
moved therefrom and returned, and who shall have re
sided in the election district and paid taxes as aforesaid,
shall be entitled to vote after residing in this State six
months : Provided. That the white freemen, citizens of
the United States, between the ages of 21 and 22 years,
and have resided is the election district ten days, as
aforesaid, shall be entitled to vote, although they shall
not have paid taxes.
"No person shall be admitted to vote whose name is
not contained in the li tof taxable inhabitants furnished
by the commissioners, unless: First, he produces a receipt
for the payment within two years, of a state or county
tax, assessed agreeably to the constitution, and give satis
factory evidence, either on his own oath or affirmation, or
the oath or affirmation of another, that he has paid such
a tax, or on failure to produce a receipt, shall make oath
of the payment thereof ; or, Second, if he claim a vote by
being an elector between the ages of 21 and 22 years, he
shall depose an oath or affirmation that he has resided in
the State at least one year before his application, and make
such proof of his residence in the district as is required
by this act, and that he does verily believe from the ac
counts given him that he is of the age aforesaid, and giv
such other evidence as is required by this act, whereupon
the name ofsthe person so admitted to vote, shall be inser
ted in the alphabetical list by the inspectors and a note
made opposite thereto by writing the word 'tax,' if he
shall be admitted to vote by reason of having paid tax ,or
the word 'age,' if he shall be admitted to vote by reason
of such age, and shall be called out to the clerks, who
shall make the like notes in the list of voters kept by them.
"In all cases where the name of the person claiming to
,- o an assessor, or his right to vote, whether found
thereon or not, is objected to by any qualified citizen, it
shall be the duty of the inspector" to =a..we such per
ion on oath as to Ito qualifications, 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 quali
fied elector, that he has resided within the district for
more then ten days nest immediately preceding said
election, and shall also himself swear that his bona tide
residence in pursuance of his lawful calling is within the
district, and that he did not remove into said district for
the purpose of voting therein.
"Every person qualified as aforesaid, and who shall
make due proof, if required, of his residence and. pay
ment of taxes as aforesaid, shall be admitted to vote in
ilia township, ward, or district in which he shall reside.
"If any person shall prevent or attempt to prevent
any officer of any election under this act from holding suet]
election, or use or threaten any violence to any such offi
cer, or shall interrupt or improperly interfere with him
in the execution of his duty, or shall block up the win
dow or avenue to any window where the same may be
holding, or shall riotously disturb the peace at such elec
tion, or shall use or practice intimidating threats, force or
violence, with a design to influence unduly or overawe
any elector, or to prevent him from - voting, or to restrain
the freedom of 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 nor
more than twelve months, and if it shall be shown to the
Court where the trial of such offence shall be bad, that
the person so offending was not a resident of the city,
ward, or district, or township where the said offence was
committed, and not entitled to vote therein, then, on con
viction, he shall be sentenced to pay a flue of not less
than one hundred dollars or more than one thousand dol
lars, and be imprisoned not less than six months or more
than two years.
"In case the person who shall have received the second
highest number of votes for inspector shall not attend on
the day of election, then the person who shall have re
ceived the next highest number of votes for judge at the
spring election shall act as inspector in his place.—
And in case the person who shall have received the high
est number of votes for inspector shall not attend, the
person elected judge shall appoint an inspector in his
place, and in case the person elected shall not attend, then
the inspector who received the highest number of votes
shall appoint a judge in his place, or if any vacancy shall
continua in the board for the space of one hour after the
time fixed by law for the opening of the election, the
qualified voters of the township, 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
" It shall be the duty of the several assessors, respec
tively to attend at the place of holding every general,
special or township election, during the time said election
is kept open, for the purpose of giving information to - the
inspectors and judges when called on, in relation to the
right of any person assessed by them to vote at such
elections, or such other matters in relation to the assess
ment of voters as the said inspectors, or either of them,
shall from time to time require."
Pursuant to the provisions contained in the 76th section
of the act first aforesaid, the judges of the aforesaid die
trict shall respectively take charge of the certificate or
return of the election of their respective districts, and
produce them at a meeting of one judge from each dis
trict, at the borough of Harrisburg, on the third day
after the day of the election, being FRIDAY the 11th of
uctober, then and there to do and perform the duties
required by law of said judges.
Also, that where a judge by sickness or unavoidable ac
cident, is unable to attend such meeting of judges, then
the certificate or return aforesaid shall be taken charge
of by one of the inspectors or clerks of the election of
said district, who shall do and perform the duties required
of said judges unable to attend.
MUMS° OF 0,371 - 112 i JUDGE:I FROM 1240FH/1 AND LEBLNON
The Return Judges appointed to meet simillr Judges
from the county of Lebanon retative to the eleatton of
President Judge will meet at the Court ROMEO In the bor
ough of Lebanon on TUESDAY the 15th day of October
at eleven o'clock, A. 31. The following section of the
Act approved the 15th day f April,lBsl, providing for
the election of judges of the several counties prescribes
their re- pective duties viz
SECTION 6 That in the c.se of the election of presi
dent judge of any judicial district composed of two or
more counties at toe meeting of the return judges in eac h
of such counties, the clerks aforesaid shall make out a
i fair staiement of all the votes which shall have been
given at such election within the county for every person
voted for as such president judge, which shall to signed
by said judges and attested by the clerks and one of
said judges shall take charge of such statement and shall
proocce the same at a meeting of onejudge from each of
saidcaunties, which meeting shall be held on the seventh
day after the ielection at the court house of one of the
count es, to be fixed by taking such counties alternatelyin their alphabetical Order.
SECTIoN 7. That the judges of the several sounlies hav
ing EU met shall cast up the several county returns aid
make a sufficient number of copies of a general return
of ail the votes given for such office in said district, all et
which they shall certify, ani one of which they shall
lodge forthwith in the office of the Court of Common
Pleas of each of said counties, and one of which they
shall enclose, seal, and direct tor the Secretary of the
Cool - onwealthon the manner prescribed by the fifth
section of this act.
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Given under my band, in my office in Harrisburg, the
4th day of September, A. D., 1861.
JACOB D. BOAS, Sheriff of Dauphin Clo.
Stmannr's Omer, Harrisburg, September 4th, /M.