The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, February 12, 1862, Image 2

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. abolition" Blasphemy. ...
The Pine em! Palm, a leading orcan of
the emancipationist?, edited by James Rrd
pth of Kansas and John Brown notoriety,
contains some of the roost infamous and
impious blasphemy that ever stained the
pages of a licentions press. We cannot
pollute our columns with specimens of the
more offensive of its articles but give the
fallowing, without comment, as a sampld of
the milder affusions of its writers:
'Will yon, Messrs. Unions, not leave off
yoor monthiugs, your platitude about the
Constitution and Union, yoor squinting tow
ards emancipation as a pillar aud begin
to be in earnest? Can you notarive beneath
the Constitution and soar above the Union,
to rescue Liberty from the surges of despot
ism, and to place the rights o! man upon
an immovable basis? We tell yon, sirs,
there is bnt one issue, that of Slavery or
Freedom do not then endeavor to conceal
it nnder the euphemism Rebellion and
Union; IT IS CRIMINAL there is but pne
alternative, universal liberty or complete
despotism. The despised negro, in. the
name of God arid Liberty, has long demand
ed his right, and God, in answer to his
prayer, now erants the harve-t of his op
pressors' systematized wrong, by the inflic
tion of that most appalling be ourge, civil
war. Will yoo not now release him ? He
14 tb bitter ingredient in the cop which
even handed j'istice commends :o the lips
of a nation recreant to its vows.and faithless
to its trust as standard bearer in the advance
of civil and religions freedom. LET IT
DRINK! and in the bitter draught realize
the enormity of it crime, and the devana
tlon with which the offended majesty of
Heaven regards its impious offence."
TLc Attempt to Instrnet Car Senators in
the Bright Case.
An error occurred in our report of the
proceedings of the house of Thursday last
in at'.riboting to Mr. Cessna the motion to
proceed to the consideration of the resolu
tions instructing the Senators from this State
to vote for the expulsion olJesse D. Bright.
Mr. Cea?na recorded his vote with the ma
jority against taking up the resolution.
-The more we reflect upon the passage of
similar reflations by the Senate, the more
confirmed are we in the conviction that the
net was a gross outrage and this without
reference Jo the propriety or impropriety of
Mr. Bright? expulsion from the United States
. . "T-1 - .- I " I
senate, mis is a qcesuori exclusively lur
the body of which Mr Bright is a member
a question which it alone is competent to
decide in view of all the facts and circum
stances o the case..'.' The Legislature of
Pennsylvania has no moral or constitutional
rizhtto meddle in the matter, or attempt to
influence the decision one way or the other.
The Constitution! declares that the House
shall be the jidge of the qualifications of its
own members for disorderly behavior, and
with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a
member. It is under the authority conferr
ed by this section that the U. S. Senate is
acting in the proceedings against Mr. Bright
The Constitu ioo assumes that each branch
ot Congreis is the proper guardian ol its
purity aud honor. It is a great s: retch of
impertinence for members of the Legisla
ture to undertake to control the action of
Senators o a question that bel-mg exclusive
ly to the Inter. Patriot and Union.
A Contrast Decidedly the most bril
liant military campaign in which onr coun
try ever engaged, was the Mexican War,
during the administration of President Polk,
Ex President Buchanan was at the time
Secretary of State, and the lata Governor
Marcy, Secretary of War. The most exten
sive means had to be provided for maintain
ing a larie army in a distant country, and
millions of money passed through the hands
of the government officers. But we do not
remember that any one of them was ever
charged with peculation or dishonesty.
Certain it is that not a whisper was evet
beard affecting the integrity of Mr. Marcy,
and be retired from office enjoying the re
spect of the whole country. The Demo
cratic administration of President Polk, in
thai campaign, set an example which might
have been profitably followed by those
holding high placet under Mr. Lincoln. It
certainly is not necessary to he successful
prosecution of a war that all concerned in
couducting it should turn highway robbers.
'Nomstown Register.
- Tub Tax Bill iv Cogbess. It i nnder
stnod that the tax bill is low being perfect
ed in rs details by the Committee oa Ways
and Means. .. It proposes a moderate rate of
taxation upon most of the articles of neces
sity and connmption, with higher rates on
distilled liquors, and other articles of luxury
on legacies and probates, on passengers by
railroad and other conveyances, on news
papers and telegraphic ' messages. From
these sources, taken in connection with the
tariff on imports, it is confidently' expected,
after the most caref al investigation, that the
Government will derive an annual reyenue
cf it least one hundred a.d fifty millions of
dollars. This tax bill willijive to the United
Stales bond a sure specie paying security.
The Committee have alo considered the
si!-jf?ct of a National Banking Law, which
wil require deposits of United Stales Stock
a? security for the Bauk notes that are cir
eula'ed as currency.
A bill has been introduced in Coogr-'ss,
to t.izthe t-aUries of government employee
an J '.liCPrs of 'hs army and navy, "tender
ci r
cent. -
the BitinnT case.
In the Senate ol the United States, ion
Wednesday, an act, was done which we
cannot but believe the impartial judgment
of posterity will pronounce a proscriptive
and tyrannous exercise of power.. We al
lude, of course to the expulsion from that
body of the Hon. Jesse D. Bright, one of the
Senators Jrom the State of Indiana. The
offence imputed ' to him was'e
correspondence with the rebels, and the
proof was. found in the following letter :
Washington. March I 1861-.-"Mr
Dear Sir: Allow rae to "introduce
to your my friend Thomas B.
Lincoln, of Texas He visits yoor capilol
mainly to dispose of what he regards a
great improvement in fire-arms. 1 recom
mend turn to your favorable consid-t ation
as a gentleman of the first respectability,
and reliable in every respect.
"Very Truly Yours,
"To his Excellency, Jefferson Davis,
President of the Confederate States.'
This letter, it will be observed, was writ
ten on the fitst day of 31arck, 1861, when no
overt act of resistance to the authority of
the Federal Government had yet been com
mittedwhen Congress were still delibera
ting upon measures for the adjustment of
the matter at issue between the North and
South and when few believed that the six
Slates that had then passed ordinances of
secession would rarry their attempted re
bellion to the point of actual war, With
this important fact as to time before os, Mr.
Brighl's letter is substantially nothing more
than one of simple introduction, such as one
acquaintance would, npon request, write to
another, without he itation, and without a
sinister thought or design"" It would have
to be so considered by every unprejudiced
mind, were it not that it addresses Jefferson
Davis by his assumed official line, and thus
seemingly recognizes the lawfulness of the
rebel government of which he is the head.
But,without undertaking, as we might do.
to explain it by reference to the common
practice bo common that almost every one
who writes a letter has fallen into it of
giving men, out of mere courtesy, the titles
claimed by them, with no idea of recogni
zing their right to them in an formal or offi
cial sense; we submit whether the use of
that address, accompanied by no expres
sions or acts to show complicity with the
rebel leaders, is sufficient evidence upon
jrhicb to brand a man with the infamous
taint of treason. It may, at the time have,
indicated a feeling ol sympathy with the
secessionists although we doubt even that; i
but the laws do not hold men criminally
answerable for their sentiments, &nd no pow
er except that which springs from the spirit
of persecution, has ever attempted to pun'
ish them. There is no such thing as eon.
struewve treason recognized by the Ameri
can government. Its founders rightly con
sidered that too grave a crime to be charged
upon a ci izen for any trivial or doubtful
cause, or to be committed in any way short
of an overt act of war against it ; and there
fore, in the Constitution, they defined clear
ly in what only treason should consist, and
upon what proof only an accused person
should be convicted. Here is the consti
tutional provision and nothing could be
more clearly expressed :
Section 3. Treason against the United
Stats, shall consist only in levying War
against them, or in adverting to their Ene
mies, giving them Aid and Comlort. No j
person thall be convicted ol Treason unies j
on the Testimony of two Witnesses to ttm
same overt Act, or on Confession in open
Now, with this provision of the Constitu
tion before him, can Br.y roan can anj
Senator, with the obligation of an oath to
support that Constitution in ell its parts,
resting upon him conscientiously say that
Mr. Bright, in writing the letter above
quoted, was guilty ot treason ? We woulj
willingly believe that the Senators who vo
ted fcr his expulsion were actuated by a
pare and single desire to rid their chamber
of all disloyal taint, or even of the suspicion
of it; and that their votes were cast in obe
dience to the promptings of an honest and
zealous, although, it might be mistaken pa
triotism. Butwith the fact before us, that
Mr. James E. Harvy, the Republican ap
pointee as Minister ol the United States to
Portugal, who has been proved to have car
ried on a treasonable correspondence with
Judge Magrath, of Charleston, and actually
communicated to the rebel authorities of
South Carolina the intention of the Admin
isiraiion to provision and re-inforce Fort
Sumter which information led to the overt act
of treason that initialed the war with the fact
before us that this man is retained in his
position, without even so much as a vote
of censure being passed opon his conduct;
we are compelled to regard the proceedings
against Mr. Bright as partizan in its origin,
partizan in its prosecution, and partizan in
its object as a proscriptive exercise of po
litical power against a Democrat who has
hitherto stood high in the confidence and
honor of his party and ol the people, for?
the purpose of casting odium and infamy
npon the party itself. Mr. Brighl's own
State had no doubt of his loyalty, else would
she not long ago have requested him to va
cate his seat, and, falling that, appealed to his
peers to expel him ? The Senate's Judici
ary Committee, composed of distinguished
lawyers, a majority of whom were bis op
ponents in polit cs, after a fair hearing of
the charges-aguist him, reported that the
proof was insufficient to sustain them.
But all this went for nought. The victim
had been singled out for the sacrifice before
be was prejudged, and pre-condemned
and, whether ionocent or guilty, he must
perish upon the altar of malignant partizan
ship, concealed nnder the cloak of patriot
ism ! . - '
Mr. Bright, individually, is nothing to os.
'We would not hold him less ttricilv to an
account, because be is a democrat, than we
would one of (he opposite party under sim
ilar circumstances. If we believed him a
traitor at heart, in the absence of any act of
his to prove it, we would disown and de
nounce him just as readily . anddecidedly
as we did the traitor Breckinridge. But, in
the faa of bis solemn protestations of' loy
alty, made under the sanction of ! his .offi
cial oath, and with no word or act proven,
j to contradict them ; and with the record ol
his votes cast in favor of every measure es
sential to the sepport of the Government in
Hs prosecution ot the war, since the day
that war commenced, we cannot hold him
guilty without doing violence to every con
viction of Justice and right. The last words
he spoke as a Senator are not those of a
traitor, either in thought or deed. There is
nothing of bravado, defiance, or revenge,
in them. They are the earnest utterances
of a heart conscious of its innocence, deter
mined to prove it, and content to bid the
time when calmer counsels, and a less par
tial tribunal, shall reverse the harsh judg
ment that has been passed upon him.
He has only to make good these words in
his future life, to vindicate the reputation
that bitter partisanship has attempted to
destroy. Let him do this and the time
may come, perhaps more speedily than will
be agreeable to his persecutors, when the
people of Indiana will return him to the
seat from which he has been expelled, to
plague the inventors of the scheme by
which they have attempted to disgrace
In looking over the vote on the expul
sion of Mr. Bright, our readers will not fai
to observe that three Republican Senators
representating respectively the conservative
Middle States of New Nork, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania Messrs. Harris, Ter
Eyek and Cowan had the independence
and courage to do. right, regardless of
the clamor by which an attempt was mad
to drive tbem from the position that their
consciences and their judgments led then
deliberately to take.
We cannot leave this subject without ex
pressing our regret that Democratic Statu
ccuaiuis euuuiu iiiito ru i iuit;u!itMi mem
stdves as to follow the lead of that arch-abolitionist,
Morrow B. Lowry, in his resolu
tion demanding the immediate expulsion cf
Bright. Those who know the man, an I
his complete subjection to the most extrem i
partizan spirit, will understand full we I
that his motive in offering it was not lovs
for the Union, but hatred of the Democrat s
party. Ask him and the politicians of his
class, whether they would consent to ses
the war ended and the Unior restored la
its former status under the Constitutor,
without interference with the domestic ir
stitutions of- the several States, and they
will answer you, Not The object for which
they uphold the war, is not yet accomplish
ed. They want an abolitionized Union or
none ; and they are secesioviia so far i s
that they would prefer separation to reuni
on with the South on the basis of 'he Cot in
stitution. They are for Abolition Jirst, aid
the Union next, if the two can be conjoinet ;
but for abolition at all hazards. In this
they, differ radically from Democrats ar d
conservative Republicans, who ara for tie
Union ns the first, last, and only object of w r.
When Democrats, therefore, suffer then
selves to be led by such fanatical dema
gogues as Lowry, even to the extreme of
assisting to affix the brand of treason up in
a Democratic United States Sena!or, wtio'e
guilt has not been proven, they follow bii id
guides, indeed ! Rending Gazette.
C .1 u i . r .u-i
Where will the present Abolition Con
gress land the country ? We are inclined
to think ihey will drop us somewhsre
near the infernal regions! Never heie
lo'ortf iia the Legislative halls of this cob n
try been infested by such a band of uapr n
clp ed, iu.-at-e tyros. The majority ol tin m too illiterate and dishonorable for lamp
lighters, and yet they are to be the law
makers of this mighty nation in the prce it
perilous day ! They show their contemp
tible ignorance in every word or act wh ch
they utter or perform, and what a hafpy
day for the country, should old Plato
muster them off to his Hack domains.
They have screamed emancipation n nil
the whole country has become disgusted
with them, and they have been busy in
concocting all the wild schemes imaginable
until they have very nearly exhausted he
little common sense they were once or
tunaie enough to The chap who
chanced to hit upon the plan of tax ng
newspaper publishers a quarter or a hall a
cent for each sheet they putlish, onghi to
be petrified by some means and be pla:ed
on Jeff. Davi.'s.pig-8ty as a vane staff, rith
a sick buzzard on his head for the wea her
cock Wonder whether he ain't from some
remote region of Africa. The Congrsss
men who would thus odiously tax the
preis of this country, is a stigma to civiliza
tion, a bitter enemy to the dissemination
of knowledge, and the sooner he is shac led
in a mad-house the better for the nation
and the greater the credit to ihe author ties
who do it. Liwtsburg Argus.
The leak in the Treasury can onlj be
6topped by bringing the war lo an end.
The war can only be brouaht to an enc by
the people furnishing the Government with
all the men, means and moral suppoi. re
quired for that object. Congress, as the
representatives of the people, are expucted
to devote themselves to this great pmpose
with the single aim of preserving the Con
stitution from the attacks of its enemies.
Congress has no power to alter the Com tita
tion, and will be held lo a strict accoun
tability if they facliously attempt to evade
override its written provisions. At y at
tempt to make this war a wat of era an :ipa
tion is coun'.rary to the provisions of the
Costitution, and is treason. Every ; day
spent by Congress in treasonable and fac
tions debate, and thus impending the Presi
dent and Commander-in-Chief iu prosecu
ting the war, costs the country between
two or more millions of dollars. i The
people demand of Congress immeliate,
prompt, ; united and decisive actio a in
supporting the Government in crnshin j ont
rebellion and treason, whether Sotth or
North. The President and the army are
ready ; let Congress do its part, ami the
war will speedily be brought to a gl irious
termination. So may it be. Patriot and
Union. ,. ,- - ' . . i
Greely calls Bennett" a lying old, brag
gart," and Bennett retorts by calling (rreely
a 'galvanized tquash." They both jiroba
bly tell the tnjth ' " -if
; " 'Getting Alarmed.
The Republicans are becoming alarmed
at the exhibitions of fraud and corruption
which have been made in the House of
Congress, and are endeavoring to throw rid
icule and contempt on the action of the
legislature in appointing a committee to in
vestigate the alleged corruptions of tLe Re
publican party at Harrisburg last winter.
The determined hostility to the acion of the
legislature, in certain quarters, is but the
''Muttering of wounded pigeons." If they
are so very confident that no frauds were
perpetrated on the lax pa)'ers of Pennsyl
vania by the repeal of the tonnage tax, we
are at a loss to know why such a formidable
opposition should be made to an investiga
tion ol the subject. The investigation has
been called for by the people without dis
tinction of party, and we can see no good
reason why they shonld not be cratified.
The Stale has been robbed to the amount
of nineteen millions of dollars, and the peo
ple believe fraudulently robbed, and they
have demanded a rigid investigation into
the causes which have led to this whole
sale robbery. The Legislature is but com
plying with the expressed will of the peo
ple at the last election, and the hypocritical
sneers which hare been thrown out against
it for its independent and manly action,
come pretty generally from men who . are
shaking with fear at the near approach of
some exposure or other which may fall
with crushing weight upon themselves or
In relation to the charge that the most of
the men who have defrauded the govern
ment "learned their thieverj in the Demo
cratic party," we would simply say that
from the reeent reports of committees of in
vestigation it is altogether unecessary to go
outside of the Republican party to find ex
perieuced thieves. That is a fact so fully
proven as not to require any evidence from
us. Wheu men are kicked out of the Dem
ocratic party for acts of dishonesty and cor
rnption, and the Republicans take them up
and place them in prominent positions where
they disgrace themselves and party, it
'proves conclusively that the party which
receives such men into fellowship and
communion must certainly be corrupt.
There is no use in trying to doge the issue.
The government has been 'robbed shame
fully robbed, and the Republicans have
done it. During the XXXIVth Congress,
four members of the House of Representa
tives were found guilty of entering into cor
rupt combinations in order to prevent the
passage of certain bills unless they were
paid for their votes. Their names were
William A. Gilbert, Francis S. Edwards,
and Orsamus B. Matteson of New York,
and William W. Welch of Connecticut.
They were all republicans. The firm of
Laurence, Stone & Co , cf Massachusetts,
which spent eiahty-seven thousand dollars
to secure the passage of the tariff of 1857,
was cDmposed exclusively of Republicans.
General Fremont and his political advisers,
all belong to (he same school. The Mor
gans and Cummings, and in fact all 11 the
tiusiy agents" ol the administration are
known and recognized as members of the
Republican parly. Poltsville Standard.
A Horse Sell. The Harrisburg Union
tell the following good story of one. of the
government horses :
Many incidents connected with the horse
purchases for the Government will probably
become matters of history hereafter, and
we will add one just learned from a friend,
which we think will stand pre eminent
the evideuces of the honesty of the loyal
men who acted as agents for that govern
ment A number of horses were purchased at
various prices in the Juniata region, which
were examined and passed by an inspector
named Sherbarne. As Government had no
foraje. the horses were placed among the
farmers in the vicinity to board- Among
the rest, and old farmer on Shaner's creek
was allotted six head. He look excellent
care ol them, and was getting along finely,
until one day one of them slipped his wind
spirit soared away to where oats are plenty,
the pastures forever green, and no driver's
lash to goad him on to labor fabulously
known as horse heaven. The farmer was
alarmed, because, honest, conscientious
man as he was he feared Government
would hold him for the loss of this fine
army nag. In order to clear his skirts, if
possible, he summoned half a dozen of hi
neighbors to hold an inquest and pof mor
tem examination over the dead body ot the
charger, that they might certify that he did
not die of neglect or inattention. The con
clave assembled, and after doe deliberation
decided that the horse had died of old age !
one of the jury of inquest testifying that he
had known the animal personally for up
wards of twenty seven years.
A Blood Hound let Loose Gen. Jim
Lane the Kansas cut-throat, who murdered
his neighbor in cold blood, and still goes
uthung, has been commissioned to go on
an expedition through Kansas into Texas,
with his execrable borde of "Jayhawkers."
Washington letter writers stale that he has
been instructed to arm the slaves if he sees
proper, and ''drive them by battalions into
battle against their masters." Carb an Dem
ocrat. Lane, though he may have been disposed
to arm the slaves, was still subordinate to
Geo. Hunter. Not being able to agree with
Gen. Hunter, when he arrived in Kansas,
he at once determined lo abandon his ex
pedition. It will be a great benefit to the
country, if Lane gets his brains blowed out,
and we hope that, like the Irishman, he
may soon be able to say that he, fought
bled and died for his country. He is a no
torious scoundrel. Exchange.
Vcbt Laconic An aransin? sword pre-'
sentalion was made, on the 17th, by the of
ficers of the 78th Pennsylvania to their Col
onol, Wm. .Sirwell. The presentation
speech of Captain Gillespie was; "Here
we are, and here U is. This is a bully aword
and comes from bully fellows take it and
use it in a bully manner." Col. Sirwell'a
reply wan: "Captain that was a bnlly
, fpeecli.; Let os take a bully drink."
The Rebel Army at CeatreTillc.
A Washington correspondent of the Chi
cago Times gives an interesting account of
Beauregard and ' his operations since the
Battle of ful! Run. All the statements we
hive had from time to time, relative to the
distress and discontent existing in the rebel
army, the soldiers impatient to leave the
service, etc., this correspondent positively
contradicts. Instead of thin he corroborates
the statement of Beauregard being rein
forced with 25,000 fresh troops, and that the
rebel army is in excellent condition. He
then continues:
And it will be seen that the task which
Gen. McClellan has before him in driving
Beauregard out of Eastern Virginia, is quite
a formidable undertaking.
Why has Beauregard thus fortified Cen
treville? When the Union army of the Po
tomac moves, the reason will become man
ifest. Centreville is the key to Manassas
Junction is the door to Richmond, and it
may be said, to the whole of Virginia.
Examine a military map of the country,
trace the roads, the streams, the ranges of
hill, aud it will be seen that a Union army
entering by any other door will be sure to
be surrounded, cut offfiora their base of
operations, aod destroyed. If the 6tror.g
lines of Manassas can be forced, and com
munication with this city keptopen, a Union
army can advance southward, conquering
as it advances, aud lay the whole country
under contribution. Hence the importance
of fortifying Cenlrevillo.
There are iwen'.y-eix forts which are so
situated as lo command every possi'de ap
proach to Centreville, trom Areola, on Gump
Spring road, on the left, to ihe Occoqtian
River rvo miles below Union Mills, on the
right. On the morning of the battle of Bull
Run, the Confedarate army was posted on
the right bank of that stream, from the Stone
Bridge to Union Mills. The reconnoi
sances made by Gen. McDowell on the day
previous enabled him to cross a large por
tion of his force (Gen. Hunters Column) at
Sudley's Ford, a quarter ol a mile below
Stone Bridge. This disarranged Beaure
gard's whole plan ol battle, arid came near
defeating him. The hardest fighting of the
day, and till 4 o'clock in the ailernoon. took
place west of Sudley's Ford and between it
and the Warrington turnpike road. The
two forts.then between Areola and Sudley's
Ford, are designed to prevent the Ford from
being used by the Union troops. The lar
gest and strongest forts are called Fort
Beauregard, Fort Davis and Fort Slidell.
They all command roads that must be ta
ken in approach to Centreville. A 1 of the
26 forts are mounted with suitable artillery.
It was to celebrate the completion of these
works thai the great review of 70,000 Con
federate troops took place early in Decern
ber, at which Jeff. Davis was present, aud
at which the " battle flags" were presented
lo each regiment.
Gen. Beauregard's army has gone into
winter quarters the same way ihat our army
here ha, viz: without being ordered to do
so, the men have been allowed to make
themselves comfortable in huts of their own
construction. Beauregards main army fully
80,000 strong, is posted in and around these
forts near Centreville. The riht wing, 45,
000 strong is posted between the right bank
of the Occoquan River and Acqnia Creek
The left wing is commanded by Gen. Jack
son at Marlinsburgand Gen. Evans at Lees
burg. (The latter officer, I believe, has
since been relieved.) It is said that Lees
burg is strongly lortified, bnt the works
though apparently formidable, are probably
of the Munson Hill style. There are 12,
000 troops there, however, and 12,000 more
strongly intrenched on the right bank of
Gooi-e Creek. Allow me to reter to my let
ter of Ja.n. 9th for an account ol whai Gen.
Jackson had done up to that time. Since
that time he has not only remained master
of the situation, the country between Mar
tinsburg and Hancock, but he has also ad
vanced on Romney, driven Gen. Lander
and the Union troops out of that place, and
pursued them to Cumber;and,and now holds
high revel in ail the country between Har
per's Ferry, Hancock, and Romney. Per
haps if he would go to Cumberland, Gen.
Lander might give him another ' fitting re
sponse." And what has Gen. Banks been
doing all this time ? Really I am unable to
find out lhat he has been doing anything at
all, and Gen. Stone's men are helping him.
"Pitchy darkness" has been so improved
in after times as to read "bituminous ob
scurity." On the 5th inst.. bv Rev. Franklin Gear-
heart, Mr. I. W. Storr, to Mis Levenia
Slack, both ol Northumberland Pa."
(Sunbury Gazette, will please copy.)
On the 6th inst., by the same, Mr. Calkb
Barton, to Miss Delilah Crevcling, both
of Bloomsburg.
On the 25th ult., by James Derr, Fsq.,
Mr. Elijah Shoemaker, to Miss It.
Long, both ol Pine twp., Columbia county.
On the 4th inst., by Rev. F. Gearhart. at
the Exchange Hotel, in Bloomsburg Mr. A
J. Crawford, to Miss Alon Beaker, both
of White Hall.
On December 20th 1861, by Rev. J. W.
Houghawout, Mr. James V. Keeler, of Mt.
Pleasant township, Col. co., to Miss Tar
m eli a B. Steven, of Cambra, Loz. co.
In Centre twp , Columbia County, Pa.,
By Rev.J. R. Dirnm, on the 25th, nit., Mr.
Elijah Kisnilr, to Miss Matilda Roup, all
of the above place.
Also by the same, at his residence in
Bloomsburg, on the 6th ult., Mr Emanuel
L. Kelchner, to Miss Sarah C. Hagenbuch,
all of Centre township, Columbia County,
In Centre township, Columbia county, on
Monday last, Mr. George P. Miller, aged
about 45 years.
In Wilkesbarre, January the 26th 1862,
Mr. Charles B. Drake, aged about 47
In Philadelphia. ?5th ulU aged 45 years,
Johm S. Dve, formerly on the West Branch
(Pi.) country.
In Greenwood township, Columbia coun
ty, on the 30th ot January last, Mr. Edward
R. Albertsos, aged 40 years, 4 month
and 27 days.
fTUIE Auditors elected to seilU and adju!
the public acconnts ot Columbia county
have examined the same from the 1st da
of January, 1861, to the lt dav of January
1862, and respectfully lav before the Hon
orable the Judges of the Conrt or" Common
Pleas, ihe following statement and report,
agreeably to ihe 22d Section of the " Act of
ihe General Assembly pi ihis Common
wealth, pissed the 4th day of April, A. D.,
JOHN A. FUNSTON, Treasurer of Columbia
county, in account with said county :
J-m. 1861, To n xes ontslandinz, $7143 37
do Ho cash in Treasurer's hand 2055,48
Jan. 7th, To cash of J. J. Karns, land
redeemed, 3,77
Feb. 5th, To cash of S. F. Headley,
land redeemed, 46,14
Feb. 6, Tocah of W. Cole, old iron, 11,18
Feb. 9, To cash of J. Galbrailli,.and
rdeeired, 22,17
June, Am't of Co tax as'Jforl8fil, R789.48
do do State tax a'd for 1861, 8401,69
do Am't cash ree'd from military
ass'd 1861. 71 08
0t. To ten day assessment, 5.48
Nov. 12, To cah of A. Lilley, J. P.,
on slf of an eptray, 2,12
N.iv. 12 To cash received for use of
Court Room, 8,00
Dec. 18, Interest on Note of S Ney-
hard, adm'r of B. Hayman. dee'd, 10,73
Dep. To No'e of B. Hayman's adm'r, 26 24
To interest of the' same, 4,13
By amt outstanding for 1861 and pre
vious yearp, $7225,05
By exonerations allowed collectors 26S 25
By commissions, do do 880 87
By orders redeemed, 9134.70
By Treasurer's com. on S9000,PO, 360 00
By balance on the abatement a per
Anditor Genl's Report, dated Mar.
28th, 1861, 26,03
By am't of State tax paid State Trea-
urerJnlv 24th, 1861, 8290,13
By cash in hands of Treas. due co., 421.03
Assessors pay, sprin2a?sesment, $340,89
do do trieniel assessment, 429.03
$769 92
paid Coiiniy Asr Societv, $100,00
Am't paid Auditors and Clerk, 40,50
Am't paid W. Wirt for auditins Pro-
thonotary's and Register's ac'ts, 12.50
Am't paid sundry person. SI 10,00
Am't paid fnndry perion Mk books, 597,63
Am't paid Roanna Shafer, 810,00
do Elizabeth Smethers, 10 00
do Mrs. Ka'e Mahoney, 10.00
do Margaret McGirr. 5 00
do Mary J. Thornton, 5,00
do Mrs. Patterson, 5,00
do Mrs. Diehl, 5,00
do Mrs. Taylor, 5 00
do Mrs. Fowler, 5 00
do Mrs. Mary Jane Manning, 5,00
do Mrs. Eck, 5.00
do Rosalinda Warner, 5,00
do Sarah Simons, 5.00
Paid S BalJy fcJ. Evans, B of Relief, 6.00
Amount paid sundry reron. $396,23
Amount paid rt ths several courts 86,30
Am't pM court rrir dnrinz the vear S54,00
P?d Ann Long, cleanius court hou6eSl7,00
Am't paid for repairs done to county
bni'diti". dnriuu ihe year, SI 13,09
Paid Juror at the several coorts,
Wm. 11. Jacoby,
Levi L. Tate,
A. B. Tate,
f'alemon John,
S130 59
72 99
Paid Eastern State Penitentiary,
Paid Jacob Eyerly,
Amount paid Palemou John.
Paid William Cole, Benton,
do Jane Sheep, Madison,
do Mrs. M Barton, Hloom,
do Jame banke, Sect,
do . John Melick, do
do Peter Melick, di
do Jacob Stetler's heir, Madison,
do' Wesley Bowman, Orauge,
do Jacob Asti, Benton,
do Aa:on Kester, jr., Mt. Pleasant,
do John Smith, Benton,
do Denni Parel, Bloom,
do Gross & Kuhn, do
do Stephen Kulin do
do John Wntts, Greenwood,
do Mrs. S. A. Petrikui, Bloom,
10 00
20 00
10 00
75 00
10 00
50 00
S400 00
John Ent on coiitract,
David Savage,
Amt paii?
618 ti6
Amt paid sundry persons lor repairs, S279,22
George Mitler, $149,50
Joseph R. Patton, 184,00
William Lamon, 179.50
Chailes H. Hess, 13,50
Robert C. Fruit, Clak, 400.0n
Am't paid John G. Free-, Att'y. $60,00
Amt paid E. H. Little, Dim. Att'y, S97,00
Spring election swearing officers etc 408.05
Special election, 295.90
General election, 29
SI 154,24
Amount paid sundry persons,
Amount paid for coal and wood,
Amount paid sundry persons,
Am't paid Lycomina Insurance co. 825,77
Amt paid sundry persons for holding
' . AAA A a
inquests during the year, sjo,u-
Paid D. Lee, recording Trea. bond, $,00
do do for copying alphabet to
Mortgage Book, S0n0
Am't paid John Snyder for conveying
Clark Price et. al. to Penitentiary 281,00
P'd J. Snvder board &c. lor prisoners 345,83
Paid Josiah H. Furoiao lor boarding
nriaouera &.C. 26,90
Paid Solomon Neyhard lor Surveying,
and makinz mp for county, 59t,27
Taid P. W. Shafer, survejing co. line
between Col. & Schuylkill cun'" 75 Oil
Paid Js. Masters running S ate road
through Pin township, 51,50
Paid George Mark et. al. mourns o.
Hue between Columbia & Luzerne. 30,00
Amonni pa'd hi p several rrurts, 31,00
Amt of road and poor taxes returned
to townships,'
Amount to John Bind,
SI38 98
Whole amt of orders isoed 186 1, iM)9r.6)
Deduct amt of laxes refunde l, 138 98
Expenditures for the year 1861, 956,62
We, the nndendyned Auditor of the cc.
of Columbia. being duly elecdio adjust and
settle the acroonts of the Treasurer and
Commissioners, have carPMiy examined
the acconnts and vouchers of trie a me. from
the first day of J inuary, A D 1861, to the
firot day ol Janoary, A D., l6i, do certify
that we find them rorreel set forth it
ihe foregoinj statement, and that we find
a balance due Columbia county of FOUR
AND THREE CENTS, from John A. Funs
ton. Treasurer ol said county.
Givon under oor tiandt this seventh day of
January, A. D , 1862.
Attest DANIEL LEE, Clerk.
We, the undersigned Commissioners of
Columbia county, do cert'fy that the fore
ijoins; is a correct statement o ibe accrru.its
of said county lor the year 1861.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto
"el our hands this eevenlh day of January
A. D. 1&62.
Attest R. C. FRUIT, Clerk. '
. ApproveJ by ihe Court, Feb. 4th 1862.
Commissioner Orfice, )
'Bfvimsburg, Feb. 5, 1862.
TTHE annual meeting of the Teachers'
Association ol Columbia coumy, wtl(
be held at the Academy, in Bloomshorg. ;
on Saturday the 22J insi., at 10 o'clock
There is some important bosines to be
transacted, and measures are in progre
to secure a good attendance and mki an
interesting meeting. Prof Walker will at
teud, and there will he addrss-e. e-av4
and riitcubsinns on several important topic.
All teachers and friends ol Educational
diffusion are respectively invited to attend.
Febrnary 12. 1862. Cot. Seee'y.
William G. Perry,
Bookseller, Blank Book Manntm tnrer, and
Dealer in Imported snd American Station
ery, and Photograph Albums, S. W. cor.
Fourth and Race, Phitada.
Hlank Account Books,
Bill, Sermon and Drawing Paper, Curtain
and Wrapping papers, Envelopes, Pencil,
Slates. Backgammon Boards. Ches, Gold
Pen, Family Bible, Hvmns. Prajer Rookn
American, English & French Inks. Pocket
Books, Writing Desks, &c . &r , all of which
are beinc sold at very lor price foi cab.
Wm.G. Peiry, S. W. cor 4rf,&R-ce, Phi'a.
Blank Books of the Best Quality,
can be boogrt at low prices, in wv-ry vari
ety of sly le of binding, ai Wrn. G. Perry's
Account Book Manufactory ,-S. W. cor. 4'h
and Race Streets, PhiU'a.
Family Bible.
A large assortment? t-ellinn at very low
prices for cash. Wm. G.Prry.
S. W. cor Fourth & Race Si r-e'.
Buy Win. Perry's
Steel Pens, the beet and ch-apest in the
market. Wm. G. Perry, S'ationer,
S. W. corner Fonnh & Rare si
(moocI Books
Selling t a hruin. Purcnaers buying
Books, and Stationery for cab, ran pur
chase rnucf below w holesale price- at S.
W. cor. Fourth it Race.
Wm. G Perrv,
Bookseller and
Book Binding
' Of every description execn'e l in the best
books in quantity
that need bnu'ina. can have them hound
at the present lime al very low rates. None
but experienced workmen are employed
in my establishment. Wm G PERRY,
Book U nder and Sali ner,
S. W. cor. Fon nr. & Race Sts, Phil ad a.
December 18. 1861 -4m.
v . rs
During the past year we he,ve introduced
to the notice of the medical profession of
his country the Pure Ciystalized Chloride of
Propylamine a a
And having received from many source,
both from ph)sicians of the highest stand
ng and from patients, the most
Flattering Testimonial of !: Item Yatu
in the treatment of this painful and obsii
na'e disease, we are induced to present it
to the public in a form READY FOR IM
MEDIATE USE, which we hope will com
mend itself to who are suffering with
this afflicting complaint, and to the medi
cal practitioner who may feel disposed to
test the powers of this valuable remedy.
above spoken of, has recently been exten
sively experimented with in the
Pennsylvania Hospital,
and with MARKED SUCCESS (a will ap
pear from the published accounts in the
medical journals.)
HT It is carefully pn op ready fcr im
mediate ose, with full directions, and can
be obtained from all the drnasist af 75
cents per bottle, and at wholesale of
Druggists and Manufacturing Chemist
Philadelphia, Pknna.
Philadelphia, Jcne 26, 1861 lv.
Ayer's Cherry PectoraL
Office near WiUon't Caning Mirp,Man S4