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ETAR OF TOE KOPiTIl,
JFAf. If. JACOBY, EDITOR.
ELC322CBGj, WEDNESDAY, SEPT- 2, 1851.
DE2IGCIIATIC STATE KO3JIXATI0XS.
GEORGJG W WOODWAHD,
, . dr LUZERNE COUNTY. , .
JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WALTEK JL LOWIilE, ;
OI' ALLEGHENY CtOJiTY. '
. JJ J. "T. J.1
I FOR SENATE,
HO S. LEY I L.' TATEf of Columbia,
"Sutyd to the, Decision of ike Sen. Conference.
i,- . 'for assembly,
E0, Dr JACKSON, cf ScIIlTaa,
JOHN C ELLIS, of Montoar,
Svlject to Ml Decision of the Rep. Conference.
PKOTH ONOTA R Y", V
; JESSE COLEJIAN, of Orange.
REGISTER and recorder, .
COL. JOHN G. FREEZE, of Bloom.
DANIEL McIJENKY, of Fishinstreefc.
' TEOS. J. VANDE RSLICE, of Hemlock.
- ' 1 "AUDITOR.
JOHN R- YOHE, of BliQIn.
The following meetings will be held in
, tiii j County, during the weeks following the
September Court :
Bockhorn, Jlonday erneing, bept'ber 14th,
' JAfiovlntvn TiiAciUv ttftarnnnn
. Bloomsburg, Wednesday evening, "
OmngsTille, Tuesday alternoon,
Berwick, Tuesday evening, "
Flablown, Friday afternoon,
Ca:tavrissa,' Friday evening, "
Beaton. Thtirsday afternoon ' ' '
- The afieraooa meetings will be held at
1 o'clock, itose in the evening ai 7.
Daniel Ebmkntrout, Esq., of Berks, and
others, will address the meetings. Col.
ricL'et of Br id ford will speak at Orangeville
i. W. H. JACOBY,
.. : Chairman Dem. Stand. Com.
Sept. 2d, 1863. . ,
; ; Count Ticket. ; i.
The County Ticket formed at the Demo
cratic Convention on Monday last at this
place, will favorably compare, in every re
pect, with'any ticket ever formed in Col
umbia coot ty. The nominees are of the
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wvij ueoi u-.cu vi tun vuuuiy, nuu win an ub
elected beyond a shadow of, a doubt by
handsome majorities. ' They are men of ex
perience ar.d ability, well qualified to dis-
'charge the duties of the repectire offices
for which they are named. '
- Hon. Levi L. Tats wasrecommended by
the Convention as a candidate for State Sen
ator from this county. ' Should be succeed
in getting the Conference nomination his
election in the District is sure, and he would
make, .win bia legislative experience, an
.active and energetic member of the Senate.
J" The Convention appointed Conferees,
with instructions to support in Conference,
Hons. Gkorgb D. Jackson, of Sullivan, and
Jchn C. ExLisof Montour, a our next can
didates for Members, of the Legislature.
Tie candidates named are worthy and hon
ed men, both having served one term out
to :h3 general satisfaction of their constitu
ents. - Their nominations are sure and their
elections beyond question.. The District will
give them a haudsome endorsement. They
ana sound rational Democrats, worthy the
support of all truly.loyal and conservative
saof ths District.. - ... ' : ; - : '
Jesse Coleman, of Orange, was nomina
ted for thu office of Prothonotary. and Clerk
oi lb. s several Courts of Columbia county by
a:chjnaiicnj his opponent, Jacob Etirlt,
who has .long and faithfully served the peo
ple, having declined being a candidate, by
latter which was read to the Convention.
Mr. Coleman will make, if we are not great
ly deceived, an excellent officer. His qaal
iScationa are ample for the position. ' He
it a good English and German scholar. The
fictofhii beiog familiar with the German
Tern aculu will be of great advantage to him
as well is the citizens of the county. Mr.
Kyerly's letter of declination will be found
in the proceedings of the Convention; in
i.no'uher column. It is manly and to the
point, tendering thanks to the Democracy
for their many evidences of confidence.
Joas (J. Fbeazc, Eeqr.. received the nomi
nation for Register and Recorder, which
office bi now fills as Deputy, without any
opposition. For this office no better selec
tion cos Id have teen made, making the
action of the Convention highly commeda--bla.
Thlj people of the county can congrat
ulate thijms elves on havitg an honest, op
:right and sound Democrat as their car.di
iato for Register and Recorder one who
will attend punctually to the duties of the
afTioe. ; He will be a worthy successor of
the present incumbent,' Dakiel Lec. His
electicrl will be by not less than 1200 ma-
Republican ticket. : i i - - : - . 5
For Uia office of County Treasurer, Dan
iel McHznbt, of Fishingcreek, was nomi
DstsI. His opponent, Henrs' BiUenbecdar,
did cot'a'low his name' come before the
Conveatica.' Mr. McHenry will make a
capital! county officer. - He is everything
necessjxy to make a good Treasurer. ' Hi
chsactr as to honesty stands unimpeacb
eJ, and his qualifications nnqueationed.
With ettch men as our present ticket is
ccnpeiedof we mast, succeed. kWe be
rpeak. far Mr. McHenry a hearty support
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Tote w;:;il bs large, and his election discern
. abla already in the "hand writings oa the
.trail.';,.. : ---
" . Thojias J. VitioiasucE, Esqr., of Hem
loc i township, was nominated without op
pci;ip: to tbi? odico cf County Corarais-
sioner. ? This is a good nomination, and
will add strength to the ticket. " Esq. Van
derslice is an honest and upright man, and
"ill make a strong acquisition to the board
of Commissioner?. Hisaseand experience
make him already familiar with the many
duties of the office. His nomination is cred
itable to the Democracy. He will be one
of our Commissioners after the election.
For Aoditor John R. Yohe, of Mifflin,
was nominated. He has had experience
as Aoditor, hating filled the office one term.
His nomination will be hailed as coming
back to the good old days of sound Democ
racy. Ha will be a good accountant. With
this nomination completed the county ticket.
The position is of small emoluments to the
holder bat none the less , responsible, and
one lhalshoaM always be filled with good
and competent men.
Is Cartia ta be Witlidrawn ? .
There is a rnmor in circulation that Gov.
Cuhtik will be forced to withdraw from the
political track, and "a new man" put before
the Abolitionists as a candidate for Gover
nor. We hope not. We hope to see Gov.
Ccbtih remain before the people, for we de
sire to record the verdict they will render
against him on the second Tuesday of Octo
ber. He received a majority of the votes of
the memebers of the late Abolition Stale
Convention at Pittsburg, and is therefore the
candidate of his hell-born party, and we
enter our protest against the effort that is
making to force him to decline the - nomi
nation. True it is, many of the most dis
tinguished men of bis own party , have de
nounced him as a "plunderer," a "speed-later,-'
"a robber oi the soldiers," a "shoddy
contractor," whose agents, with his knowl
edge and with his consent, clothed our sol
diers ia "shoddy vestments," and furnished
them shoes "whose soles were staffed with
shavings, and blankets as thin and trans
parent as a window pane." Ah, this war
has been a rich harvest for Cdrtim and the
infamous scoundrels associated with him
in schemes of robbery and speculation.
They have been well paid fur their mok
patriotism, and can now take their places
in the new class of society so prevalent at
all fafhionable watering places, known as
"the shoddy aristocracy."
We repeal, then, we would be sorry to
see Cca-nar forced from the political track,
doi because we believe the result of the
election would be changed, but because we
desire to see the people pass judgement
upon i public acta. We want especially
to see the verdict of the people of this Com
monwealth who were robbed of tens of
thousands of dollars by the hordes of J err.
Davis, who were invited by coward Aboli
tionists to make the invasion. CoaTiv and
bis party had been, for weeks previous to
the invasion, engaged in publishing to the
world the develish lie that a majority of the
people of this Slate were favorable - to the
rebels, and would ''receive them with open
arms" as soon as they entered upon Penn
sylvania soil. The Rebels took the Aboli
tionists at their word, and did enter our
State, and rob our people of theirsubstance.
Had Cdrtin wanted, he could, with all
ease, have prevented the rebels gaining a
foothold in Pennsylvania. He had ample
warning for their approach; but instead of
going to to prevent their ingress, he oc
cupied some six or eight days pleding with
the Washington corruption his to permit him
to use the power of the State against
the devastating foe. Had we a man instead
of an imbecile in the Governor's chair, no
rebel would have dared to enter our vaLfey
and rob our people.
Let Cubtin remain on the track, then
do, Messrs. Republican Blacksnakea oblige
at to that that the people may have
an opportunity to put him on his trial and
render their verdict. That verdict will be,
"guilty, guilty, cciltt-V .
Otilrase in Laceaster Coanlf.
We learn from the Lancaster Intelligencer
that on Thursday evening last, after an ad
dress befrre the Democratic Central Club of
that city, by Mr. D. E. Schoedler, of Berks
county, and as the aadience were - about
leaving the Hall, an armed force consisting
of ten or twelve men belonging to the In
valid Corps, eo-calidd, appeared at the foot
of the stairs, where, .with fixed bayonets
and loaded muskets, they attempted to pre
vent any egress from the building unless
Mr. Schcedler was surrendered to them as a
prisoner. This insolent demand was prompt
ly refused, and the crowd of Democrats in
creasing every moment, the military (who
refused to show auy authority for their in
terference and attempted arrest, when re
quested :o do so,) , thought discretion the
better part of valor and retired. The
Provost Marshal, to his, credit be it said,
disavows any participation in this high hand,
ed interference with the citizens in the ex
ercise of their undoubted rights; and the in
terference is that the soldiers, who are all
strangers in that city, were instigated by
some violent Union Leaguers, - with the
intention of provoking a disturbance, so as
to furnish a pretext for placing the city un
der martial law. A meeting was to te held
in refereace to this outrage.
7 Ts It Tbde. Gov. Curtio, at the com
mencement of the ia6t session of the
Legislature, earnestly recommended the
passage of a bill making it a penal offence
to pay laboriog men in store orders The
Legislature did pass a bill for that purpose
which we published some time ago, when
Cartic's organ, the Telegraph, announced
that be had signed it Shortly afterwards
this Telegraph declared the Governor had
not signed it; and moreover wouid not.
New light had dawned upon him, and to
this day the 'scrip" remains without the
Governor's sanction. In return for this, it
is said that the iron-masters of the State,
who have grown rich by that which Cur
tin a few months . .go through robbery,
were in force ia Pittsburg, working for the
Governor's re-nomination. Curtin has prom
ised thera not to sign the bill. Will-he
keep his word 1 or will he now, in the hope
ci humbuging the working men, cheat the
irsa-masters and eiga it ! We'll see. ,
Democratic Count j Convention. .
,,The Delegate elected by the Democratic
party of Columbia county on Saturday last,
met in Convention, in the Court House, at
Bloomfcburg on j Monday, AnguM 31; 1K63,
for the purpose of nominating candidates
for the several county offices to be filled at
the coming election, and appointing Senato
rial and Representative Conferees.
The Delegates assembled, by the ringing
of the bell, at 2 o'clock, P. M , when, on
motion, HON. JACOB EVANS, ot Green
wood, was chosen President of the Conven
tion; and Jeremiah S. Sanders, of Berwick,
and Daniel Lee, of Bloom, Secretaries.
The Districts were then called over ia al
phabetical order, and the following gentle,
men appeared, with proper credential!, as
delegates and took their seat in the Conven
tion. BloomLeonard B. Rupert, Daniel tee.
Bor. Berwick Jeremiah S. Sanders, Hud
Briarcreek Isaac Bower, Levi Rhinird.
Benton John J. Stiles, John C. Dotv.
Beaver Joel Bredbender, Isaac Klinger
man. Cattawissa Geo. Scott, Solomon Helwig.
Centre Allen Shelhammer, Henry Hess.
Conyngham Daoiel T. McKiernan, Wil
liam R. Slattery.
Fishingcreek-Vincent Ritchie, D. Savage.
Franklin Hiram J. Reeder, Geo Long.
Greenwood Jacob Evans, David Demoit.
Hemlock Wm. H. Shoemaker, N. Pat
Jackson Thomas W. Young, Frederick
Locust Peter S. Helwig, Wm. Goodman.
Maine William Longenberger, Jeremiah
Mifflin Stephen Dietericb, D. H. Mont
Montour Noah Mauser, Wm. G. Quick.
Madison Lewis Schuyler, A. S. Allen.
Ml. Pleasaut William J. Ikeler, Joseph
Orange, Hiram R. Kline, Samuel Zim
merman. Pine John Witmojer, Silas Sweeny.
Roaringcreek Michael Federoff, Daniel
Sugarloaf Montgomery Colo, Henry C.
Scott Peter Ent, John G. Jacoby.
The Convention being ready for business
L. B. Rupert, of Bloom, offered the follow
ing resolution which was adopted :
Resolved, That George Scott of Cattavrisna,
and John G. Freeze, of Bloom, be and are
hereby appointed Senatorial Conferees from
Columbia county, to meet similar Conferees
from the other counties of this District, to
nominate a Democratic candidate for Sena
tor; and that we recommend the name of
Col. Levi L. Tate, of Columbia county, for
the said nomination.
On motion, Peter Ent offered the follow
ing resolution which was unanimously adop
ted by the Convention :
Resolved, That Wm. H. Jacoby and J. S.
Sanders, of Columbia county, be and are
hereby appointed Representative Conferees
to meet similar Conferees from the counties
of Wyoming, Sullivan, and Montojr, to
nominate two candidates for Members of
the Legislature, and that they be instructed
to vote for Geokge G. Jackson, of Sullivan,
and John C. Ellis, of Moutour.
Jeremiah S. Sanders then offered the fol
lowing resolution which was unanimously
Re$olved, That the Democracy of Colom
bia county heartily approve and endorse
the course of their Representatives, Hons.
George D. Jacesow, and John C. Ellis,
during the last session of the Legislature,
as characterized by fidelity and devotion to
sound Democratic principles.
L. B. Rupert moved that the Convention
now proceed to the nomination of a candi
date for Prothonotary, whereupon Hiram R.
Kline nominated Jesse Coleman, of Orange,
and Daniel T. McKiernan nominated Jacob
Eyerly, of Bloom, for that office.
At this stage of the proceedings Daniel
Lee read lo the Convention the following
letter, which was received with applause,
and ordered to be printed :
To the Dtmocratie County Convention of Col
umbia County .
Permit me to return my sincere thanks to
the Democracy of Columbia County, lor the
many proofs of their confidence, which I
have heretofore received at their bands,
and I beg leave to withdraw my name as a
candidate tor re-nomination for Prothonotary
and Clerk of the several Courts of thi Coun
ty, and assure my Democratic friends as I
have heretofore done, thai 1 will not com
oat as a volunteer candidate and will sup
port the Democratic ticket as usual.
On motion of L. B. Rupert the nomina
tion of Jesse Coleman for Prothonoury and
Clerk of the several courts was made by
acclamation. . -
The Convention then proceeded to nomi
nate a candidate for Register and Recorder;
and on the statement of Peter Ent to the
Convention that there were but one candi
dateJohn G. Freeze before the people
asking for the office, his nomination was
made unanimous by acclamation.
The nomination of a Treasurer w is next
in order; and there being but one candi
date for that office, (Mr. Bittenbeuder hav
ing declined) on motion of Peter Enl Daniel
McHenry, of Fishingcreek, was nomina
ted by acclamation for that office..
On motion, of L. . B Rupert, Thomas J.
Vaoderslice, of Hemlock, was nominated
for County Commissioner, by acclamation,
he having no opposition.
On motion, John R. Yohe, of Mifilin, was
nominated for County Auditor.
On motion of, Peter Ent the following
gentlemen were appointed as the Demo
cratic Standing Committee of Columbia
county for the ensuing year.
Bloom Williamson H. Jacoby. .
Bor. Berwick Hiram Bower.
Hemlock H. VV. McBeynolds.
Locust Jacob Yeager.
Mifflin William Krickbaum.
Madison John A. Funston.
Orange John Megargell.
' Peter Ent offered the following resolutions
which were unanimously adopted ::
" Resolved, That the members of t his Con
vention fully approve and endorse the Res
olutions adopted by the late Democratic
Stale Convention, and also the resolutions
upon the State of the Country passisd by the
House of Representatives, at Harriaburg,
on the 13th day of April last.
Retolved, That we heartily 'approve the
nomination cf Hon. George Wajhimgtov
Woodwabd of Luzerne county for the office
of Governor, and that of Hon. Walter Low
Rig of Allegheny county for re-election as a
Judge of the Suprema Court, and that with
a full conviction of the justice of our cause
and the necessity of its tiiumph, we will go
forward lo the cry of ."Woodward, Lowrie
Resolved, That we will earnestly and falih
fnlly support the candidates placed in nom
inaiion by the State Democratic Conven
tion : and all candidates nominated by this
Convention or its Conferees.
The business of the Convention being
over, Thomas Chalfant, Esq., of Danville,
who was in- attendance, was called upon
and responded in an earnest, able and pat
riotic speech, at the close of which he was
tendered the thanks of the Convention.
On motion the Convention adjourned, giv
ing three cheers for our State ticket, Wood
ward and Lowrie.
JACOB EVANS, Pres't.
J. S. Sanders, ) ' '
Dahiel Lee, becrelane6.
Th special friends of Governor Cnrtin
claim credit for him because of the interest
which he alleged to have shown in the or
ganization, equipment and care of the State
volnnieeis. We are not disposed to under
value his services, or detract from any merit
to which he may be fairly entitled, and we
admit that he has sometimes shown, and
often declared, his desire to promote the
comfort and efficiency of our soldiers. His
advocates, however, must be cautious of
claiming loo much, for they thus compel
painful reminiscences of bis conduct on
several occasions, which they, themselves,
condemned as infamous. For instance:
the equipment of the three months' men
was to imperfect and inefacient.ihal the ge
neral voice denounced the culpable care
lessness everywneie apparent,and the gross
corruption partially proved, which sent our
troops into the field clothed in rotten shod
dy, wiih blankets like paper, shoes with
soles glued on, in all respects, ill-provided
for the unaccustomed hardships and expos
ure which they were compelled to encoun
ter. So extreme was this error or so gross
ihis crime, that the Attorney General, Mr.
Purviauce, felt it dae to his character to re
sign his office and disclaim all connection
with the Governor, or responsibility for bis
conduct, or complicity with the criminals
who crowded the Capitol. The newspa
pers, now prominent in Governor Curtin's
support, then denounced him with relent
less ferocity so excessive, as to excite our
sympathy, and to induce us to defend him
by declaring that the devil was net half so
black as he was painted. The Philadelphia
Inquirer, nowthe Governor's special organ,
in the summer of 1861, devoted column on
column, day after day, to detailed disclos
ures of the incompetency, meanness and
corruption, which were boldly charged as
treason to the Stale and cruelly to her sol
diers. When our troops arrived at Wash
ington, and contrasted themselves with
those from other States, which had made
dae provision for their comfort, health and
efficiency, their just indication was bound-
les. The result was soon apparent sick
ness appeared to an alarming extent, deaths
were numerous, unversal distrust prevailed
In a month our men were half naked, and
large numbers of them physically incompe
tent for the performance of duty. Chiefly
in consequence of ibis, General Patterson's
ragged and barefoot regiments were unable
or unwilling to remain in service beyond
their period of enlistment. This prevented
Gen. Johnston's being attacked or held in
check, and he was allowed lo join Beaure
gard at Bull Run, at the critical moment
when the rebels were half beaten and about
to be crushed by M' Do well's army. In
stantly these fresh troops, attacked our ex
hausted lorces and changed the fortune of
the day ; and what is transcendemly more
important, changed the character of the
contest, gave the rebels the position beiore
the world, and immediate recognition as
belligerents. If we bad beaten them at
Bull Ron they would never have borrowed
a dollar, they could never have raised an
army, their leaders could not have controll
ed the people, and probably South Caroli
na would soon have uood alone in resist
ance to the Federal authority. The deieat
at Bull Rnn expanded a partial insurrec
tion into a general rebellion, and has thus
cost unumbered thousands of lives and mil
ions of treasure. Ia war, small causes of
ten produce great results. But the failure
to attack Johnston did not arise from a small
cause. It was an enormous wrong that the
brave volunteer of the rich and powerful
State of Pennsylvania should have been
sent like paupers to the field that wanton
suffering should have been inflicted on
them that their powers should have been
paralysed when every energy was needed
and that, thus, the honor of the State was
sullied, and the vital interests of the nation
It is said, in defence of Gov. Curtin, that
he had no direct concern in the purchases
made for the volunteers, and that the busi
ness was novel and done in haste, that he
fell into the hands of speculators, legislative
borers, peddlers, needy advanturers and un
scrupulous politiciaas, and that this gang oi
miscreants betrayed his confidence atd
cheated the public. We give to him the
benefit of these statements which amount,
in effect, to a verdict of guilty and recom
mendation lo mercy. It ia not as a private
gentleman, who has a right to be foolish,
but as Governor, bound to be wise, that he
is on trial, and it might be unjust to join the
Republicans of Allegheny and other coun
ties in charging their candidate with having
soiled bis hands with personal plunder. It
is enough to say, that the man whose con
duct has disgraced the Commonwealth and
largely contributed to ruin the Republic,
has proved himself unfit for the great trust
in which is involved the happiness, safety
and prosperity of millions.
The efficiency which 'he thus exhibited
at the commeocment of the contest, per
vaded his entire administration, and was
consistet.il conspicuous in the last fatal er
rorwhen he supinely stood by and per
mitted the rebels to ravage Pennsylvania.
But to this we shall call attention hereafter,
and we think we can prove that Gov. Curtin
is as responsible for the State invasion, as
for the disaster at Bull Run. Westmoreland
A BLACK RfcCORD.
CCRTirs PORTRAIT DRAWN BY ABL1CK
"How the Nomination is Viewed" at Home.
When a candidate's own party volunteers
to paint him as black as Satan there is no
need that we should try to make him black
er; The tint is deep enough, and we accept
the portrait as it came from the bands of
the limner. We know well enough what
the record will show against his Excellency,
but the weather is too warm to work in the
mine just now ; before the election many
things not calculated to elevate him in the
estimation of honorable men will appear
but for the present, as a fortaste of that
which is in reserve, we take the following
from the Pittsburg Guxette, a Republican
paper as black and venomous as any in the
State it was addressed to the Convention
that nominated Curtin :
From the Pittsburg Gazette, (Lincoln organ,;
of July 20, 1863.
"We have already suggested that we
would regard the re-nomination of Governor
Curtin as a great calamity to the party and
to the country, for the double reason that
we should expose ourselves to the immi
nent risk of a defeat, if we did not even
show thereby that we had deserved it,' and
that we should render a very doubtful ser
vice to either by electing him. We now
proceed to assign some of the reasons for
"It cannot be disputed, we think, that
his administration has proved eminently
disastrous lo the party which brought him
into power. That it has been an unfortu
nate one for the Slate, the present condition
other plundered sinking fund and dilapida
ted revenues will abundantly attest. It is
not clear that il has been a wholesome one
for the country. It is but too clear that it
has been a damaging one for hiraeell so
damaging that it is more than doubtful
whether toe Onion sentiment, strong as it
unquestionably is, would be oufficieutly
powerful lo override the unfavorable opin
ions so generally entertained ol his integri
ty and wisdom, notwithstanding the more
than charitable reserve of the press, which
has flung a mantle over his faults, and per
haps encouraged his friends and himself to
believe that the hUtory of his administra
tion will continue a sealed book, or be for
gotten amid the clangor of arms and the
strife of the battle-field.
He came into office less than three years
ago, with a huge majority, and a Legisla
ture of which nearly three fourths of both
branches eilber were, or claimed to be, Re
publicans.' At the end of one session he
had thrown all that majority away.
Entrusted with the privilege of expend
ing the first appropriation made by the Leg
islature for the common defence, he gave
to his own creatures the power of making
contracts, as his private agents, in relation to
articles with which ihey were entirely un
familiar, to the great injury to the soldier,
who was victimized by their unskilfuloess
or fraud. This fact was found by a com
mittee appointed by himself, under the pres
sure of a public clamor, which fcrew out of
the treatment of the volunteers who had
assembled at Harrisburg. Those brave
young men who had responded so gener
ously to the first call of their country, were
in rags, with shoddy vestments, shoes
whose soles were stuffed with shavings,
and blankets almost as (bin and transpa
rent as a window pane. It was reported
and believed that they had been given over
to the tender mercies of a few heartless
speculators who were then hoverifig about
the Capitol. The officers at Camp Curtin,
justly indignant at what tbey saw, drew up
a spirited remonstrauce to the Legislature,
which was presented to the House, at their
instance, by one of oor own members. It
suggested to him the propriety of an inqui
ry as to the nature of the contracts made for
supplies, and the names of the agents,
through whom they were made. He wish
ed to know, and to let the public know,
whether it was true that sundry individuals
then loitering around the Capitol, who were
pointed out by the tongue of rumor, and
known to be entirely unfit for the purpoe,
had been actually commissioned by the
Governor, as his agents, to make contracts
for the soldiers.
One of these individuals was a certain
Cbas. M. Neal, an active ward politician, an
Acting Commissioner of Philadelphia, who
was understood to be an intimate and con
fidential friend of the Governor. The an
swer of the Governor ignored the fact of his
employment, although the record shows that
on the very day preceding or following his
message to the House, he had endorsed and
approved a contract for clothing made by
the identical individual with the Frowen
fields, of this city, in that special capacity !
On this contract Neal was afterwards in
dicted here, and it wa while that indict
ment was pending that the Governor felt it
necessary, in order to appease the public
clamor, or divert i: from his own bead, to
raise a committee of his own appointment, to
inquire into his own conduct. That com
mittee proved, very unexpectedly, to be a
fair one so fair that it was deemed pru
dent to withhold its report from the Legis
lature at the ensuing session of that body
It found, however although it passed over
the Frowenfield case because it was pend
ing in the Courts that "the soldiers were in
rags.'" With every disposition to deal gent
ly with the Governor, it condemned his ap
pointments and "the mode pursued by the
government in making its purchases." It
declared that "the absence of a strict su
pervisory power had been tbb cause of
much of the mischief that had befallen the
State." It remarked, in observing npon
the character of the Governor's agents, that
"it could not for a moment be supposed
that there were not men in Pennsylvania,
whose services conld have been command
ed, and who, by education and ability, were
equal to the occasions that had arisen, and
that the appointment by an Executive, from
personal or partisan motives, of 'incompe
tent agents to offices of great responsibility,
is, at all times, a grave dereliction from du
ty, never ihore so than in great public
emergencies, when the disasters resulting
jrom ignorance or incompetence of the
agents, for whose appointment he is respon
sible, will inevitably excite suspicions of
fraud, and return borne to ihe Executive in
humilaling charges of collusion," ' And i:
closed by observing that "ihey also report,
in general, as the result of their investiga
tions, that Ihey have found instances cf ig
norance, of incompetence, of sharp dealing
never praise-worthy, and here eminently
disgracelul, of bad appointments, which al
though under the peculiar circumstances of
the times to be expected, are none the less
to be condemned."
The judicial investigations of the Frown
field casa having proved a failure in conse
quence of the disappearonce of
the witness and the flight of one of the de
fendants a new committee was raised at the
next session of the Legislature by which
it was found, among other things, that the
as shown by the abscoading witness, who
had afterwards relumed, was "a clear case
of fraudulent complicity between the con
tractors and Chas. M. Neal ;" that the cloth
ing furnished to the soldiers ' could have
been afforded at S3 50 per suit less than
was given, and yet have left to the contract
ors a profit ol SI 50," that "a large portion
of it was entirely unfit for the use of the sol
diers, and much of it fell to pieces in a short
time after it was worn by them;" and ' that
the flight of the Frowenfields was almost
conclusive evidence that they, at least,
were conscious of having defrauded the
State." Our readers will jndge of the qual
ity of this committee when they find them
adding, that while the testimony of Murphy
seems to excite a strong suspicion against
Neal, the testimony of Neal hvnself, one of
the parties implicated, seems to clear him
from all but "great want of judgment in his
purchases and misapprehension as to his
duties," and that his testimony shows that
he did not consider himself bound to ioquire
either into the actual cost of the goods used,
or their fitness for the purpose intended."
It is rather surprising thai they did not hunt
up the Frowenfields themselves as witness
es, who would, no doubt, have made a
clear case of it for the defendant. In con
vincing them alone, they forgot that the ol
fence charged was one which either invol
ved the complicity of the other party, or did
not exit at all, and therefore furnished uo
occarion for running away. They do, how
ever, set do wn the case as oue of a failure
of justice. We are informed, how
ever, that the confidence of the Governor
in Neal has been in no wise shaken by
these transactions. He still continues to be
among his most intimate and cherished
We have endeavored to show that he imposed
upon the solliers, by Jarming them out to his
friends, and then denying that he had employed
We have exhibited the record to estab
lish the fact that he had approved a bill,
repeal of the Tonnage Tax,) acknowledged
by him to be wrong WHICH ROBBED THE
TREASURY OF MANY MILLIONS OF
MONEY ; that as the conditions of his ap
proval, he had taken an agreement for the
State, which he abstracted, and secretly
surrendered to the parties who had given
and that when interrogated by the Legisla
ture, he confessed the fact, and offered as
his apology, a reason which is shown to
have been untrue.
We have demonstrated the fact that he
bargained away a Republican United Stales
Senator, for the consideration of an adjourn
ment, and the discharge of the committee,
appointed to inquire into the means which
had been used to procure the passage of
And we have inferred form all this
withoct referring to other matters
THAT HIS NOMINATION WOULD BE
DISGRACEFUL TO THE PARTY AND
HIS ELECTION IMPOSSIBLE.
But enough for the present We shall
turn to the general subject which we have
scarcely yet opened."
A very just interference from the facts
truly. We coincide in the opinion with the
Gazette, in whose giant embrace, for the
present, we leave his Excellency, with our
full permission to wriggle out if he can.
The charges are made by a Republican
and most damaging charges they are and
the record is appealed to. If there is a way
of escape, eiiher his Excellency himself,
who is an adroit juggler, or his friend Mc
Clure, who is still more expert, will be
sure to find it. But we think they are lock
ed in, the key lost, and every window bar
red. Democratic QIass Meeting.
The Democratic State Central Commit
tee have appointed five mass meetings, to
be held in dfferent portions of the Com
monwealth on the anniversary of the adop
tion of th Constitution of the United States.
It is highly proper that the Democracy of
the country should assemble on the 17th
day of September and renew their vows to
support the Constitution framed by the
patriots of the revolution. While tbey
pledged their lives, their fortunes and their
sacred honors in defence of the principles
embodied in that revered instrument, ought
not the Union and Constitutional-loving
party of this great Commonwealth devote a
single day in commemmoration of that
Scranton has been selected os one of the
places for these meetings. The point was
well selected, and we hope that the favar
will be propearly appreciated by the true
hearted Democracy of this portion of the
State. Let Scranton be literally filled to
overflowing on that occasion, and thereby
show to the Republicans who boasted long
since that the Democratic party was dead
and buried, that it still lives, and that its
members are actuated by the same high
and noble purposes that promoted our fore
fathers during their contest for the rights of
The Curtin party is displaying its weak
ness every day. The leaders are despond.
; . DEMOCRATIC MASS MEETLNG.
An Enthusiastic Gathering of the Denfoerac;
The Democracy of Scot I and the adjacf
townships met in Mass Meptine, at Lig
Street, on Friday last, August. 29th. T
people turned out in earnest. There was
large and respectable number of I ad if
present. It was as large if not the larser
meeiinz held in Light Street for a lone iimi
About 1 J o'clock a plendid Hickory PoU,
was risea, alter which the people repaired
to the ground fitted up for the occasion.
Martial Music preceded the procession.
On arriving at the selected place, the meet
ing was organized by the appointment of
thef ollowine officers :
PreWJ'ii-Hon. JACOB EVANS of Green
wood. Vice Presidents John Robinson, George
John, Samuel Oman, Jacob Shipman, Henry
Delone, Jeremiah Hager.buch, Wm. Howell
J. R. Patton, John Doak, Esqr., John Kress
ler, Jacob Terwilliger, Daniel Snyder, John
Dielerich, Abner Welch, Peter Snug, David
Camo:l, Geo. Appleman, Philip Kinder.
William White, Philip Eyer, Jacob Goho,
Mioheal Walter, Wesley Wirt, Esqr.
Secretaries Williamson H. Jacoby, J. S.
The meeting having come to order speech
es were then made by Benjamin K. Rhodes
Eqr., of Danville, Hon. M. E. Jackson, of
Berwick,George D. Scott, of Catlawissaand
James Campbell, Esqr , of Danville. The
speeches were good, and aUentively listen
ed to. The speech of Mr. Jackson was
over an hour in length, dealing in plain and
simple facts, showing up folly the incon
sistency 'of this Abolition' parly in every
department, State and National. The speech)
took well with the people. His remarks in
regard to the decision of tke army vole
were to the point, clear and decisive.
The meeting continued until nearly twi
light, and the people still seemed as con
tent lo sit and listen to the speakers as at
the first commencement. For so many
people it was an unusually qniet meeting
it was an entire success. Each speaker
received three cheers at the close of his
speech, making the welkin ring. At the
close of the meeting several sentimental
and national songs were sang by souie of
the young Democracy, after which the
meeting adjourned with three cheers for
the Union as it was, and the Constitution
as it is ; and three cheers for our candidate
Judge Woodward and Lowrie.
Signed by the officers.
THE WAR NEWS.
Our Meet are still bombarding Forts Sum
ter and Wagner with some show of success.
Gen. Giilmore asked a surrender of theaa
Forts, and the rebel General not complying
be threw a few shell in the city of Charles
ton. For some reason the shelling was not
continued. Geo. Beauregard threatened re
taliatory measures, for the short notice of
Gen. Gillmore's intention to shell the city.
The army of the Poiomac isicactive.
Meade's armry appears to have changed
its base of operations Large portion of it
are in New York Is Abraham now fight
inn the North instead of the South 1 Mors
in our next
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REVIEW OF TOE MARKET.
CAREFULLY CORRECTED WEEKLY.
WHEAT, 81 SO BUTTER, 20
RYE, - 1 00 EGGS, 12
CORN, 90 TALLOW, 12
OATS, 65 LARD, per lb. It .
BUCKWHEAT, 75 POTATOES, 50
FLOUR pr. bbl. 7 50 DR'D APPLESl OO
CLOVERSEED.4 00 HAMS, 12
In Berwick, on the 16th inst., by Rev W.
W. Case, Mr. Lewellyn Prosseb, to Miss.
Sarah E. Bahl, both of this place.
At Bloomsburg, July 30th, by Thomas J.
Morris, Esq., Mr. George Tanner, of Espy,
Columbia co. to Mis. Mary D. Major, of
Lehigh twp., Carbon county, Pa.
At Bloomsburg. August 22, by the same
Mr. David Wright, and Nabcy Ann
Baker, all of Danville, Pa.
In Beach Haven, Luzerne county, August
22d, 1863, James Campbell, a?ed 52 years,
9 months, and 5 davs. "Peace to his
In Berwick, Wednesday morning, tha
26th inst., Frank A6mow, son of Hiram R.
and Rebecca Bower, aged 3 years, 7 months
and 3 days.
In Sugarloaf township, Columbia county,
on Friday 21st of August, 1863, Rebecca
Alus, daughter cf Jesse and Lydia Hart
man, aged 2 years. .
In Sugarloaf township, Columbia county,
on Sunday, 23d of August 1863, Clinton
Wilbcr, son of Jesse and Lydia Hart
man, aged 4 years. - - -
EDWAR D B, SNIDER,
- r AND -
General Commission Her
. , -. chant.
Bloomsburg, Columbia county Pa.
Particular t-ntion given, to Pateat rights.
Sept. 2, lc53 3mos.