The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, August 16, 1855, Image 2

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A R N O M E R,
ox vSlll^^oujtTr,
IN accordance with the role of the Demo
cratic party, the Democratic votera of the
nrveial election districts of Columbia county
will meet at their reepective places of holding
the general election, on SATURDAY the 36th
day o( August next, between the hour* of 3
and 7 o'clotk in the afternoon to choose two
delegates from each township, to meet in
Ogunty Convention at the Court Houae in
" "Dioomaburg on MONDAY, tho 37th day of
August next, at \ o'clock, P. M., for the put
nose of making the annual nominations of tho
Democratic party.
The Democrata of tha several townships are
enjoined to elrict vigilance that none but Drm
orrats participate in theae election*, and tho
rucccaa and integrity ot the party imfieiativcly
requires that Know-Nothings cannot end shall
not have a voice either aa votera, officers or
delegates in the formation of • ticket which 1
they would not support when formed, unless i
by son* unfoi lunate accident some of their j
own kind should be on it. 7he Democratic
party accords to these men the same right
which it claims for itaalf to support men of i
their own principles; but they must do it in i
their own household, and not attempt to force
them on the people under the name of Dem
ocrats. Although it may la difficult in all
cases to know who belong to the Secret Order, |
the precedent of the Democratic fclate Con- ]
venlion seems to be tho only safe one—that
(hu tree must lis judged by its fru it, and that '
those twn who year after year openly and no- i
loriously oppose Democratic nominaiion* ond ,
euppoil Whig and Know-Nolhing candidates
are not Democrata. and can have no just or
honorable claim to control or direct the policy
of a patly which they have refused to support
and vainly attempted to destroy.
ISAIAH JOHN, | Standing Committee.
We have carefully read the report of the '
Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs and i
the delenee of Governor Feeder, and it is
very clear that the Governor has acted at
Jeaat imprudently and improperly for his po
sition. It appears thai '.he Indians from whom
the Governor proposed to purchase lands
bad only a usufructury interest in them, and
held tbem as reserves but not in fee simple. I
Treaties with the Pottawatomie tribe in 1832 i
and with the Sac and Fox half-breeds in
1824 are referred to as similar in provision
to the treaty with the Kansas half-breeds.—
But in those cases after (be Indians conveyed I
•way their interest, a special act of Congress i
was passed conveying the additional interest
of the United States. Under President Jack
son's administration Attorney General (now
Chief Justice) Taney gave it as his opinion
dhat in these cases of Indian reserves the
"Indians have only a usufructury interest in
the land reserved, and the remaining title is '
in the United Slates. w j
It appears also that an application vnis ■
made in April 1852 by Hon. J. S. Phelps, of'
. the House of Representatives, United States,
on behalf of J. R. Chenault, Esq., for the ap
proval of a deed to Clement Lessen, from
Moses Bellmond and Adele his wife, for the
identioal section of land now proposed to be
conveyed to Governor Reederand associates.
The response of the Isnd office to that ap
plication was made to Hon. Mr. Phelps un
der date of 20th May of th year.jhat "the
half-breeds provided for in the treaty refer
red to possess only a usufructary interest,
therefore it is not competent for them to con
vey an estate in fee in the same. Besides,
these lands being situated within the Indian
country, their alienation could not be sanc
tioned without violating the long-settled pol
icy of the government, which ta to exclude,
as far ■■ possible, the settlement of whites
within what is called the Indian country."
Tho deed was returned "unapproved" by the
Subsequently in July 1854 a similar reply
was given by the government to inquiries
made by Mr. E. H. Norton, Esq., in refer
encs to these lands, and it was added that
''the Indian title must first bo extinguished
before they (tlie reservers) can be subject to
settlement or tale as public lan Jo."
Still later two trading Companies informed
the officer of the United Stales gover'tiTtent
that whenever it pleased the government 10
oiler these for sale, they were willing to,
give the one six and the other four dollars,
per aero for the whole twenty-three eection
of those which Governor Reeder's
company to purchase tha moat
valuable partmr tbree dollars per acre This
would indicate that these trading Companies
wall knew the ultimate title of theae lands to
be in the government.
Now if the President had approved the
contracts of the half-breeds witb Reader those
gentlemen and who had previ
ously offeied a higher for the same
lands would btve haJMMHttfed reason to
complain at the of
lbs government, more cause
than Gpvsrnor Reed^^BrnMpL friends can
now have. N
The government regards the Indians as its
tivards, and with commendable humanity
has passed laws to protect them ngainst the
superior craft and sagacity of the white man.
Jn other ages aud countries great wrongs
have been perpetrated on reces occupying
such a position as the Indians do toward the
guardian government Human nature has
been the same since the d%y when the Ro
man governors oppressed distant provinces,
and when Hastings and Clivs ruled for Eng-
Jgnd in India.
A man in the position of a governor should
be the first to proteet these tribes, and the
|ast to weaken the safeguards of the law.
The Union Argue is the title of a new pa
per started at Lewis burg. It is published by
Means. Ziebach and Stout, and ia wall got
up. In po'itioe it professes to be Democrat]
OP Hie malicious abuse in the last Dtm
ocrat will fall harmless where the spirit
of its editor is known, but we may just re
mark as a sample of its falsity that in the
transaction at the Prothonotary's office, we
neither went in to watch for a job nor solic
ited the advertisement from Mr. Bittcnben
der. We went in to procure some records,
and staid no longer than that business re
Nor nro wo, as falsely stated, a member
of the Lutheran church. In defenco we
havo been compelled to address the fol
lowing letter to its pastor, which wiU ex
plain our position and the wrong attempted
toward us.
Dear Sir —With as much
regret as you can feel iu the case, I find my
sense of self-respect requires me to call your
attention to a most unjust, unchristian and
unprovoked attack upon me from a mem
ber and officer of the Church over which
you preside as pastor. Coming as it does i
from his position in and connection with
that Church 1 feel required to know whether
the Church encourages dY permits such con
duct from its members and officers.
1 enclose you accordingly on article pub- i
lished in a newspaper of this place from I
which you will see thnt Michael F. Eyerly j
one of tho members and officers of your i
Church has furnished for publication a ma-!
licious and landerous imputation for an I
attack on me. attempting to justify and ex
cuse an injury to my private business, be
cause I have "refused to give anything to
your support."
Now, sir, you know that in the first place
tho charge is Jalse . For you can bear wit
ness to the fact that though I am not a mem
ber of your church 1 did contribute to your
support last year. If 1 refused to subscribe
this year when approached and told that I
"must 'J feel that is not to my reproach.
But the imputation is malicious as well as
false. When the very deacon of your church
who now attempts to revile me needed mon
ey for your support in traveling he came to
me after I had subscribed to your support,
to ask ma for the sum subscribed and for
an additional loan for your use, and 1 free
ly paid and loaned all he asked for, though
I hail use for it in my" business and to pay
my debts. He took his own time to repay
me, and I never desired, asked or received
any recompense for this act which I did
from a spirit of kindness and friendship
alone. 1 can hardly believe that lie would
first have gone to a truly ungenerous man,
or to one unfriendly to you for this favor.
And not only in this private but in a pub
lic manner upon more than otto occasion 1
have done all* 1 could to servo you, as this
whole community can bear witness. How
much I have this year subscribed to two
other churches of this town without being a
member of either of them 1 scorn to parade,
here, for I havo yet to learn that in this
Christian republic a citizen is to be ostra
cised and attacked in his private business
because he may not every year contribute
to every church, or to just such particular
church as the malevolence of some individ
ual may indicate. If it lias come to this
that a deacon of a chufch sj.mll bo permitted
to sot himself up as a ceusqr and
to break down and malign every man who
will not pay to the censor's church, or not
pay as much as the censor shall decide in
his mind to be right, 1 wish to know thnt
fact, so that hereafter I may reserve my
contributions to encourage truly religious
and Christian missionaries to come into this
community. For with the same right this
regulator of other men's business may next
presume to hold mo or any other man up to
the reprobation of your church-members
because we may not spend money for our
dress, eating or travel to euit his mind, or
may not spend it where he thinks we ought
—perhaps because he might think we spent
too much for one and too little for the other
—perhaps because we did not spend it with
the members of hit church, but of some oth
er denomination.
But, my dear sir, it may occur to you that
if it were possible for some regulator to be
found with the same Bpirit in some other
Christian denomination he might have as
good a claim lodirect men's diet and dress as
the deacon of your church; mid as their
minds might and doubtless would very oft
en differ, this community under such a fog
ulator would bu in a very unfortunate and
i perplexed condition.
If it can be a cause of regret to me that
I did not on any occasion contribute more
I to any church or clergyman it would be ful
iy justified in my conscience by the feeling
and kncfwlcdge that I would sometimes have
"iven rootle if Ihose who are indebted
to me had pesid their honest debtssothat
I might havo teen AMKLI
have always tried to ! e foy being
generous, and mani who
proudly vaunts of his prere(aed charity be
fore he is honest is a hypocrite-
You will see that this false and malicious
accusation has been furnished by this mart to
be thrown by public print into a political coo
test as an appeal to the feelings of (be mem
bers of your church and your friends. It mi
furnished when it was known that suob use
was designed to be made of it. The jol
lifying fact tpas withheld that I had both in.
private and in publio done acts .of friendship
and service to you by hand and heart
mind, and only the falsehood was
out that I had refused to give
your support. This has been
will see, by this person in virtue of
edge, position and connection as an
in yon, ohurch, and wiifetfee
being yonr especial frientT A worthy an/i |
respectable gentleman (Mr. I
had hit friendship and interest f ut m 6) p oi .
soned by the malicious imptjhtlioo as you will 1
see by the extract, and lb* wrong that would
steal away the respeot it good man is no light
or trivial offenoe syainst the proprieties of life
—much more against the spirit of Christian
brotherhood. *
I cannot allow myaelf to enquire whether
you encourage or permit thii wrong to be
done under the sanction of your personal
friendship; for the uprightness and exempla
ry rectitude of your life and character, so far
as I have known you, forbid me to doubt vour
regret that tbis outrage has been done so near
to you, and your disapprobation of the spirit
that prompted it. But I feel required to de
mand whether the church *of which you are
the pastor, encourages or permits its member*
and officers to thus use their position, knowl
edge and connection to injure men in the pur
suits of private life, and to drag such appeals
to the leelings of the church into the arena of
a political contest. Can a person who thus
dregs the high and holy feelings of men's re
ligion to a connection with private malevo
lence, injury, passion and political prejudice
be permitted to remain a member and officer
of your church when his conduct is thus
brought, as now, to its knowledge for repro
bation or sanction.
A person in my position with a conscious
ness of rectitude has learned only to pity the
infirmity ofhumun nature when the common
slanderer spits his venont; and therefore when I
have been accused r,f such acts as joining a po
j litioal societj at Phil'a. a; a time which proved
| to be the Sabbath when 1 was attending church
in this town, I let there harmless falsehoods
pass by me as the idle wind which I regard
not; and only remember them "moro in sor
row than in anger," just as I do the Recounts
I have read of reptiles who waste their ven
om in the desert wilds. But when names of
respectability are dragged from the sanctity
of private life to give a clonk and a covering
to the n.slice of the bolTand the bad—when
religion find the church Rre appealed to for
aid iu public aitackson men's private charac
ters Rnd business, it is a different cae ; and
a sense of the common decencies and proprie
ties of life demands that the outrage be rebu
ked by every right-thinking aud right-feeling
man in the community.
With sentiments of the most respectful per
sonal consideration towards you. 1 remain
." Truly, your friend,
41 luit a Know-Nothing Thinks.
The editor of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier
joined the order of Know Nothings a short
lime since, aud after remaining a member i
.for some two or three weeks, walks nut of j
the camp, throws downffiis regimentals, and I
thus delivers himself:
"We never attended a single Council
meeting ; but the few weeks experience
since our connexion with the order has con
vinced us that no man who has any self-re
spect or independence can belong to it twelve
months without sacrificing both. It contains
features which sooner or later must cause
every one who has a particle of manliness in
bis composition to revolt at the organization
and leave it with disgust. It is an organiza
tion which may suit unscrupulous politicians
to use for their own selfish purposes, but it
will drive from it all good men, and will in
fallibly fall from its own weakness. Not
even the glorious principles which caused its
rise can long prevent its downfall. True
Americanism, to succeed, must do so under
other auspices, and Ihejaau'er there is a re
organization of the jH0 f the better for the
Ltqnor Law Decisions.
The nw prohibitory Liquor Law has been
in force about one month in New York, and
the following is a summary of the decisions
pronounced upon its constitutionality thus
By Birdss'lj Nsw York, Justice Marine
Court, July 11—That selling imported li
quors by the g'ass is a violation of the law.
By Court of Sessions, Buffalo, 13th —That
a constable cannot ba compelled to testify to
its violation, when his evidence would crim
inate himself.
By Recorder of New York, 19th—That im
ported liquors may be retailed in any quanti
By Court of Sessions, Buffalo, 20th—That
imported liquor is only exempt from the pro
visions of the law, while in the hands of the
By Justice Morris, Supreme Court, Sarato
ga, 22d—That a person arrested lor selling
may give bail to await indictment, and can
r.ot be compelled to go to trial before a call,
ed jury.
By Congor, Justice of tho Peace, ytioa, 25.
That the law is "unconstitutional.
By Waldron, Jnslico of the Peace, Buffalo,
25th—'Thai the law does not authorize the
apprehension of a man for being drunk in
hi* own house.
By Justice Johnson, Supreme Court. Corl
landville, 30th—The grand juries shonld not
presume the law to be unconstitutional, but
do their part towards its enforcement.
By Justices' Court, Rochester, 31st—That
lager beer is an intoxicating liquor.
Alabama Election.
MONTGOMERY, ALA., Aug. 9 —Perry Walk
er, Know-Noiliing, it elected to Congress in
the Mobile District.
Further returns of the vote for Governor
show a large majority for Winston, Hem.,
and although Shortbridge grains largely in
some places, Winston is probably elected.
Kentucky Election,
LOUISVILLE, August 10th.—fn 80 Counties,
Morehead's (K. N.) majority amounts to 9,-
480. The remaining counties to be heard
from save Pierce for the Presidency 1,222
For Congress,
are chosen, while
j|&LTIMiWE, Aug. 12.
papers, tec,y # <j mail
resent the result In the Sixth
gressional districts as being
Both parties claim the
-- Democrat has openly gone overm
its keepers and feeders, the Whigs and Know-
Nothings, and refuses to publish the call of
the Democratic Standing Committee for a
Convention. Lately its editor was mad be
cause no convention was called—now be re
fuses to publish the oall for one.
TOT the " Star of the North."
May • teacher of several
years experience be permitted, through the
columns of the "Star," to offer a few brief
remarks upon some very material deficien
cies, heretofore, as well as at present, exist
ing in the Schools of some entire Districts
in this County. If the present County Super
intendent has had sufficient opportunity du
r ing the comparatively brief period of time
since his appointment, to visit all the Schools
in the county, while in operation during the
last term, he is doubtless aware of his defi
ciencies alluded to; and the consequent dis
advantages resulting ihereltom, both to teach
er and pupils; such as, first the promiscuous
variety of Class-books, in use,in the Schools;
secondly,the absence or want of Black-boards,
for the purpose of illustration, examples, &c.
In the districts alluded to, it is io vain for in
dividual luachers to crge upon the attention,
of either the citizens or School Directors, the
necessity or importance of an improvement,
or alteration hi such matters; as they can see
no more neoessity for a change from the es
tablished and long cherished usages and ous
toms of their Fathers, than the Pope of Rome
could for the- innovations of Martin Luther,
i in the sixteenth century.
And notwjihptffnding the many excellent
Legislative enactments, for the improvement
and prosjjiechy of -** i cherished School sys
tem, a uniformity of class books, and the in
troduction of some other indispensable school
room appanages, which, it is believed,
ought to have beefl incorporated in the prea-
Scbool law, appear to have beer, overlooked,
as matters ofminor importance.
The Legislature, like tho prophet of the
Turk, having thus
" left the point at large,"
and the poweis of the County Superintendent
in the premises, being perhaps,only advisory,
may we not hope to see the matters alluded
to, taken up for discussion, at the next ses
sion of our Counly educational Convention,
ar.d its importance urged upon the immedi
ate attention of School, directors throughout
the with ar. earnest,
but respectful request for tiieir prompt and ef
ficient action in the premises ; and thus prevent
a recurrence of the formal, barren, and irk
some ruotine of drudgery, that has heretofore
characterised the School exercises, in some of
j our district Schools. A TEACHER.
If "A Teacher" will refer to those who
have attended to the meetings of the Associ
ation he will find that what he suggests has
already been done by that body. In the an
nual report of the County Superintendent for
this year he will find the matter referred to,
and also the suggestion as to uniformity of
books urged in the circular to Directors as
published last week. But we are glad to
have him help to keep the subject before the
people.—ED. OP THE STAB.
Monthly Decisions.
1. Directors not Superseded by County Super•
intendent: The creution of the office of Coun
ty Superintendent was to aid Directors, and
! not to release them from the performance of
any duty Bulged npon them lyr the School
law. Instead d causing Directors to rest up
on their oays, ijmt leave every thing to the
Superintendent, who has enough to do with
out encroaohing upon the jurisdiction of Di
reotors, it should rather arouse them to in
creased energy and efficiency, and induce
them to cordially unite with him in mutual
efforts ol the improvement of the Schools, and
the promotion of the cause of education.
2. Fuel, repairs, Ijrc.: Directors are not j
prohibited from employing some one in the
vicinity of each School house, as their agent,
to take care ol the house, provide fuel, and
attend to the incidental repairs. It is often
manifestly impossible for Directors to take
charge of minor details of this description, in
person particularly, in large Districts. Hence
they are at liberty, when neaessary, to select
agents for these purposes, who should, how
ever, be held to a strict accountability.
3. Lands cannot be taken for School houses,
without owner's consent: When the citizens of
a District refuse either to sell, lease or donate
lands on whioh to erect a School house, the
Directors are without remedy. Tbey have
no legal power to enter upon lands, against
the consent of ffie owner, lor the purpose of
erecting a School house, in the manner that
railroad and canal companies take land for
their corporate purposes.
. 4. Collector's right to sue Jor tax ; In all ca
ses where taxes are due and unpaid to the
collector of School tax, after the expiration
of his warrant, when suoh collector has not
been legally exhonefaled therefrom, every
such cof lector, his executors, administrators
or any of them, has full right and power to
sue for and recover the same with interest
thereon, after the expiration of bis warrant
aforesaid, from all and every person and per
sons, bodies politic and corporate, owing the
same, as debts of like amoant are now
by law recoverable.
5. Collector! must give security as suck: Un
der ihe 32J section of the School law of 18-
54, who ever is appointed collector of School
tax—whether he be the treasurer, conatable,
or aome third person—should furnish securi
ty as collector. The official bond of the treas
urer or constable as such, does not cover the
liabilities of collector.
■rest: A collector
to arrest
iout of such tax,
Wer „
ft be ot unsound
as single freemen:
tccupation or oall
txed fifty cents, as
assessors for copy
naive doty of the
Ornish Directors a
valuation, and the
tany otberaouroe,
or to pay aseessots for a copy thereo^^^M
9. School Apparatus i Persons
and especially children, learn and UUHIH
much more perfectly and permanently WJMH
tbey see than what tbey acquire in any othei
—- ■ ' .i —p
way. The more extensively, therefore, black
boards, nape, charts, models, globes, tee.,
are used in a School by a competent Teach
er, the more attractive and successful will be
the School. These appliances are ot vast
importance to the efficient -Teaoher and the
progress of Pupils. Though there Is no royal
road to knowledge, there is a natural road to
it; and the more the nature of things is ex
hibited in the course, of teaching, the more
rapid and thorough will be the progress of
the Pupil. It is therefore the earnest advice
and injunction of the Department, that Diiec
lors made timely and adequate provision for
the Schools in this respect. It is manifestly
within the general line of their duty, as well
as the express terms of the second division
ol the 23d section of the law.
l/ 10. Female Teachers : Academies & Sem
inaries, in various parts of the Stats, every
year turns out a large number of intelligent
fetnales, many of whom have been eduoated
expreasly for Teachers. These seek employ
ment in our Common Schools, under the very
influenoe that induces young men to seek
other employments,in preference to teaching
—that is, the pay ia better than most females
can get in any other employment of equal re
spectability. These already form a large ttnd
important class of Teachers, and the number
ia constantly increasing, and if properly en
couraged tbey will soon exercise a beneficial
influence upon the system. Directors can
seldom do better than employ a well educa
ted and experienced female Teacher. The
greater purity of character, the higher moral
and religious standard, so truly the character-,
istic of the sex, will ever constitute a power
ful recommendation in her favor, and se
cure for her the respect and obedience of her
11. Constable, only, compelled to serve as Col
lector : According to the terms of the 12lh
section of the Supplement, tbe Constable of
the District is the only person who can be
compelled to serve as colleotor of School lax,
under the penally of fifty dollars,.imposed by
the proviso to the 31st section of the law
Gen. Sam. Houston.
NEW OBLEANS, Aug. 7. —Gen. Sam. Hous
ton has written a letter fully endorsing tbe
views ot the Know Nothings.
Governor of Kansas.
WASHINOTO*, Aug. 10.—The President to
day appointed Wilson Shannon, of Ohio, Gov
ernor of the Territory of Kansas, in place of
John L. Dawson, wbo declined tbe appoint
ment. Mr. Shannon was a member of the
last Congress, and • supporter of the Kansas-
Nebraska bill.
Kentucky Election.
LOUISVILLE, Aug. 9 —We have returns
from 52 counties in this State, in which
Morebead, (American,) for Governor, gains
upwards of 5000 over the vote for Scott in
Six American Congressmen are elected,
and two Democrats. Two others are in
Both branches of the Legislature are
largely American'
, IMS Carolina ku.ii—.
RALEIOR, Ang. 9. —The mLjority for Cling
man, Dem., in the Eighth District, is about
one thousand.
Wisconsin some lime ago abolished capital
punishment. Last week, a young man, na
med Debar, murdered a family of the name
of Meyer, to get possession of #BO. The in
dividual was tried and convicted of murder
in the first degree. The mob took him and
hung him by the heels till he was dead.—
This ict of Lynch law may have peen ac
quiesced in by only a small part of the peo
ple of the State, a majority of whom approved
of abolishing the death penalty ; but it is a
strange act to be committed in a State, (he
people of which have declared themselves
to be too be 100 humane to allow • man to
be bung according to law.—Ledger.
QT The neft Comnr.ander-in Chief of ihe
Briliith forces in (he Crimea, it is said, will
be Sir Harry Smith, once connected with the
Caffir war, in the command of which he was
superseded by General Sir George Cathcart,
who was killed at Inkermann. Sir Harry
Smith distinguished himself in the campaigns
in India against the Sikhs. Whether he has
the abilities of a commander-in-chief will
soon be determined after he reaches the Cri
POTATOES —At Syraouse potatoes are sell
ing at 37 cents a bushel.
We hear that one oMur householders has
contracted for bis potatoes lor the ooming
year, at fifteen cents per bushel.— Syracuse
And we are informed that a party In this
city has contracted for several thousand bu
shels In Monroe County for fourteen cents
per bushel. The day of high prices of pro
visions is fast passing away.— Albany Ex
leans (La.) Delta telis of a young man who
stole SII,OOO from his employ#, and then
fled toHavanna, and concludes the statement
with this significant remark "He went
often to the Lake with a East Horse." Vr bat
a sermon might be from that text I
ton, Aug. 11 .—Hon. Abbott Lawrence passed
a restless night, but is rather more composed
this morning. Although very weak and low,
he is perfectly conscious, and resigned to the
change which is evidently near at hand.
OT A. Q. Herrington is announced as a ,
oandidate for Assembly in Montour oounty.
The democratic convention meets next Mon-
DESTRUCTIVE INSECTS. General Sutter, the
veteran pitneer of California, is said to have
austsihod a damage of SIO,OOO this year by
New York, Aug.B—Tbe tfeamship Baltic
hai arrived from Liverpool, with dates to lb*
28th all-
The new* from the teat of war U not tory
Tho Baltic bringa.2oo passengers.
The next assault upon Sebastopol, which
ia to be by land and aea, will be made by
men on land, and by 100 ahipa.
The Ruaaian fire on the night of July 13th,
demoltahed the new French battery between
the Mamelon and Malaltoff rowers.
The deapatchea from the Crimea apeak de
spondently of the immense efforts of tho Rus
sians in strengthening the defences and erec
ting stronger fortifications.
The German Diet accepts the Austrian
propositions, with three additional points sub
mitted by Prussia.
The present attitude of Austria causes
much disqnietnde in the Cabinets of the
Western Powers.
Accounts from Warsaw slate that the pro
hibition to export Corn has been rescinded
by Russia.
The Russo Austrian frontier is again free.
The Dutch authorities at the Hague have
forbidden the enlistment of the foreign le
gion, and some of the recruits hare been ar
The English have commenced tbe con
struction ofaoitadel at Heliogoland.
An Italia* legion is forming at Navarre
for the Crimea.
It is rcmored that General Simpson and
Omar Pasha have resigned their commands.
The positions occupied by the Allies and
the Russians in the open field are unchang
The British fleet in the Sea of Azoff has
destroyed the bridge of boats at Genitscb,
without incurring any loss.
The operations in the Baltic have not been
The preparations for a campaign on the
Danube continue.
Tbe Bushi-Bazorks at Constantinople have
mutined and committed great excesses.
A formidable insurrection has occurred
among the Arabs in Tripoli.
The Russians remain near Kara, but have
not invested the city.
The French loan has been all taken.
The Vienna journals, on authority of let
ters from Odessa, report the death of Gen.
Totleben, the Chief Engineer at Sebastopol,
and slate that Gen. Melnikoff has been ap
pointed to aucc.eed him in the defence of Se
bastopol. The report needs confirmation,
as Totleben was said to be only slightly
wounded in the calf, not enough to interfere
with hia duties.
OREGON —Tb9 report lhal a majority of the
people of Oregon had voted, at their recent
election, in favor of a Convention to lorm a
State Government ia incorrect. A very large
vote has unexpectedly been cast against it in
Jackson county, which county has twioe de
feated tbe proposed Slate organization.
Most Important to the Ladles.
Dr. GKISSNER'S Celebrated Menstrual Pill a
have been long and widely known as invari
ably certain in removing any stoppage-, irreg
ularity, or suppression of the menses.
In the female hofbitals in Vienna, Paris, I
fane Benin, tdey haveanafaeM superseded me
use of all other remedies; because,-where a
cure is attainable by medicinal agencies,
they are certain of success. Their astonish
ing efficacy would be almost incredible, if
not voqphed for by indubitable testimony, in
numerous instances producing returns of the
monthly period alter all hope had been aban
doned. #
In every case, from whatever cause the ob
struction may arise, as also lo prevent preg
nancy where the health will not admit ol in
crease of family, they are always efficient;
for which reason they must not be used du
ring pregnancy, though always mild, healthy,
safe and certain in their effects.
Married ladies will find particular instruc
tions in the directions, iu which are stated
the variona symptoms by which the cause of
the suppression may be determined.
Price, One Dollar per Box, containing ex
plicit directions.
Eaob box will be signed by Dr R.G. Geiss
Principal Office, 127) Liberty Street, New
York City.
Responsible agents will be appointed for
their sale as soon at practicable. In the
mean lime, all orders are lo be addressed to
Dr. R. G. Geissner, 127) Liberty Street, New
York City, or to box 2456 N. Y. Post Office,
and a box will be sent by return mail, as
tbey are put up in sealed envelopes, and can
be sent with the strictest privacy to auy part
of the United States.
As various not only ineffective bat injuri
ous compounds purporting to be Female
Pills," under all kind* of names as " Iron
Pills," "Silver Pills," "Golden Pills," " Peri
odical Pills," kc. are attempted to be palmed
off upou tbe credulous or unwary, it is only
necessary for ladies to be ou their guard
against the attempted imposition, and in all
oaaes where there is no authorized agent lor
the tale of Dr. Geissner's Menstrual Pills,"
to order direct from him by mail, hy return
of which a box will be sent. [29—ly
NOTICE ia hereby given that the
several Courts of Cotnmom Pleas, Gon
ernl Quarter Sessions of the Pesce, and
Orphans' Court, Court of Oyer and
Terminer and Jail Delivery, in and for
the County of Columbia, tocommenoe at
the Coutt House in Bloomtburg , on
Monday, the 2d day of September next,
to continue one week
The Coroner, Justice* of the Peaco &
Constable;, ', n #n j f or the county of Co-
I'-Swia.are requested to be then and (here
in their proper persons, with their rolls,
records, inquisitions, and other remem
brances, to do those things to their sev
eral offices appertaining o be done.
And all whnoasea prosecuting in behalf
of the Commonwealth against any pris
oner, are also requested and commanded
to be then and there attending in their pro
per persons to prosecute against him, at
shall be just-grand not to depart wilhout
leave at Iheir peril. Jurora are request
ed to be punctual in their attendance, at
the lime appointed agneabie to their no
Given nnder my hafld at Bloomtburg the
12th day of April, in the year f our
J,ord one thousand eignt hundred and
fifty five, and tbe Independence of the
United Stales of America the 771h.
(God save the CommonweaiihO
Mil (Ohio) Enquirer says that the corn and
potato cropa wire never so gtorieea as tboy
are this season. Potatoes are to plentiful
that they are expected to be down to 12)
cents per bnahal. .
On Sunday, August Oth, in Orangeville, by
the Rev. W. Goodrich, Mr. Brbw- ,
en, to Miss Hcnhicita Douulas, both of
thi* onnnty.
In Dixon, Lee connty, 111. on tbe 17th of
May inet., Mr. Ai.Ohzo'M. Baldwin, ol Beb
ton "township, Colombia) connty, and Misa
Amy T. Godson, of Hontingtou township,
Luzerne county, Pa.
On the 17th alt., by Elder Lane, Mr. At
race Fowler, of Jansaville, Carbon county*
Pa., and Miss Susannah Peai.ek, ol Pishing
creek township, Columbia oonory. ~
In Berwick, on Thursday eveniug last, af
ter 12 mos. illness, William L aon of Cha
lon and Mary Hopler, aged 2 years, 8 months
and 8 days.
Angust 2d, at Fowlersville, Clemm, young
est son of G. H. and Catharine Fowler, aged
4 years and 4 months.
List of Letters
REMAINING In tbe Post Office at Blooms
burg, Pa., August 15tb, 1885.
Davis William Rogers James 1
Dawson Hannah Shurkley Cbs. C
Fouat Wm. L. Thirston Sarah M
Foust Hannah J. Tinaley Lewis
Harden Wm. WilToox Abram E
Hanes J. M. Wykofl Ssrah J
Kistler Pbilip Weiss Pbebe
Linaley Jobn Werimao Henry
Mulaney Sarah Williams John
Malcom Andrew Si Co Young David F
Man/. L. M. Evans Oliver Ship
Oaks Henry Hughes David do
Price Mary A.
Persons calling lor the above Letters, w'rff
pleats say they are advertised.
OF locust township, will be a candidate
subject to the decision of the Democratic
county convention.
OF Hemlock township, will be a candidate
for COUNTY TREASURER this fall,
subject to the decision of tbe Democrat!!)
county convontion. '
OF Mifflin township, will be a candidate
for SHERIFF this fall,subject to the de
cision of the Democratic county conven
tion "
riy virtue of several writs of testatum vendi
*-*lioni exponas from the District Court of
the city and county of Philadelphia there will
be wposed to public sale atthe Couri jjfluss
in floomsburg on Thursday, the 6ili dafcjtf
Semember next, at two o'clock P. M.,
All those six certain tracts of land
in Beaver township, Col. oounty, bnumlaHj
and described as follows : No. 1. csllsflj
" BALBEC," beginning at a post, thence
lands of Jas. McNeal, north 12 degrees, west
three hundred and forty-two perches to a
chestnut oak, thence by land of Wm. Gray,
and Wm. Steedman, south seveniy-eight de
grees west 179 perches to a pott, thence by
lands of Jeremiah Jackson, south 12 degress,
east 410 perches to a post, thence by lands of
Richard Biook, north 78 degrees east, 73per
ches to a dogwood, north ljLftegrees west,
15 perches to a post, nortn 78 degrees, east
82 perches to a black oak, theitce by an old
| survey, north 12 degrees, wesr2s perches to
a farekury, and north 32 degrees, east 34 pev-'
cites to th place of beginning, containing
four hundred and twelve and one-half icrea
and allowanoa of six per cent, for roads to.,
on which are erected two log houses and
two stables, and about twenty five acres of
cleared land. Another of them called "PAL
MYRA," beginning at a post, thence by land
ol Robert Gray, north 12 degrees, west 410
perches to a post, thence by land of Wm.
Steedman, south 78 degrees, west 160 per
ches to a post, thence by land ol John Brady,
south W degrees, east 410 perches to a post,
and thence by land of Jobn Wild and Rich
aid Brook, north 78 degrees; east 166 perch
es toibe place of beginning, containing four
hundred and one acres and one quarter, and
allowance of six per cent, for roads, &c.—
Aeniberof them called "STONE HALL,"
beginning at a post, tbenco by land of John
Brady, north 12 degrees, west 263 perches
to a post, thence by land of Chas. Hall, south
78 degrees, west 271 perches to a chestnut,
thence by land of Catharine LongenberSer,
south sixteen degrees and a quarter, east 276
Strobes to a stone, and thence by lands of
eborah Stewart and Thomas Brooks, north
78 degrees, east 249 perches to the place of
beginning, containing four bundrsd arid thir
ty. eight acres and a half, ahd allowance of
six per cent, lor roads fee., be ibe same mora
or less, on which is erected a stone house,
and about half an acre of cleared land.—
There is also a vein of stone coal opened on
this fact—Another called "FARMERS' DE
LIGHT," beginning at a post, thence by land
ofWm. S'eedman, north 160 degree* am)
three quarters, west 310 perches to a Spanish
oak, thence by land of Wm. Webb, south
74 degrees, west 162 perches to a black oak,
ihence by land of Thomas Say, south 16 de
gress, east 20 peiphes to a chestnut, thenca
by land of Chaa. Hall, south 8 degree* and •
half, east 362 perches to a post, thenoe by
land of John Brady, north 78 degrees, east,'
130 perches loan ash, north 12 degrees, weal
80 perches to a white oak and north 78 de
grees, east 80 perches to the place of begin
ning, containiug four hundred and eighteen
acres, and allowance of six per cent, for roads
Sic. —Another of tbem called "TROY," be
ginning at a post, thence by land of Jeremi
ah Jackson, north 12 degrees, west 410 per
ches to a post, thenee by land of W. P. Bra
dy, south 78 degrees, weai 80 perches to a
white oak, south 12 degrees, east 80 perohe*
to an ash, soqlb 78 degrees, west 130 porches
to a post, ihence by land of John Reese, south
12 degrees, east 263 perches to a post, thenca
by land of Thomas Brook, north 78 degreed
east eighty perches to the plaoe of beginning*
containing four hundred and twenty-nig?
acta* and a quarter, ahd allowance of aiy
per cent, for roads &c.. and the other of then
called "MAINE," beginning a) a peak*
thence by land of Wm. P. Brady, north Bde
grees mud a half, west 362 perches toacbea
nut tree, thence by land* of Thorny* Say ami
Jesse Budd, south seventy-four degrees, wysl
one hundred and eighty eight perches to a
post, ihence by lanuof Thomas Bellas, south
55 degrees, east 89 perches to achestnai oak,
thence by the same ami land of Jobn Long
enberger, south ono hundred ami eighty
eight perches to a chestnut oak, thence by
land of the said John Longanberger, south
seventy six degrees and a quarter, west 124
perches to a post, south 16 degrees and a
quarter, east 104 perches to a chestnut bee,
and thence by land of Jobn Reese' north 78
degrees, east 271 perches to the place of bo
ginning, ooateiniog Ibrea handled and eighty
i one acre* and three quarter*, and allowanoa
of six per cant, for roads fee.
I Seized taken in execution and (o be sob)
as tbe property of Jaoob Loose.
1 Conditio**.—Cash.
SHERirr's Office, 1 SherSf.
Bloomtburg, July 16, 1856. J