The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, December 23, 1863, Image 2

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S. M. PettemjiIl & Co.t 31 Park Row.
New York, are duly authorized to solicit and
receive subscriptions and advertising for the
Star of Ike A orA,' published at Bloomsburg,
Co'umbia county. Penn'a. . ,
Mathkr & Co 335 Broadway New York,
ara authorized :o receive subscriptions aod
advertising for the Star cf the Rorlk.
Subject to the Decision of the Democratic
National Convention.
.' Tlifl Cjnscrlptioa Act.
We notice that the Conscription Act has
been taken up in Congress. It is the de-
. r . - . . .
sign oi cenam antes, 11 poesiote, 10 nave
this Act, railing oat the national forces, al
tered, or so amended as to bring into the
service a few more soldiers." The Law, as
: . . 1 i . i . . .
i i8uu5, Boomni to nave sausnea me ado
lition portion of Congress fast winter, or at
least a majority of that body, when they
declared the war would end before the first
ot last May, and Horace Greeley stated that
the appropriation about to be made by Con
grass, for the issuing' of more Green Bucks,
would only be sufficient lo defray the ex
penses ami! thai time, and as a matter of
course the war ihould and would then end.
The first of May has past and gone, many
more wives made- widows, and thonsands
more children made orphans, and yet this
cruel, wicked war has not ended. The'Iast
amount ot paper currency, legal tenders,
ordered to be Issued by Congress, has been
made and lavished opon Contractors and
Officers, and all to no real benefit so far as
crashing out this rebellion is concerned.
When will the - people learn wisdom, and
ote this fanatical partyout of power, a
party that is daily eating out the very vitals
ol oar Government 1
War JjemocraU.
' When the Radicals praise a man for
being a "War Democrat' says the Louis
ville Journal, they do not mean a Democrat
who is in favor of the war, bat a Democrat
who is in favof of the radical aim and man
agement of the war a Democrat, in short
who supports" the radical ticket. They
r . t f. n
mean suco a uemocrai as cenjamir. r nai
ler or Andrew Johnson, or Robert Dale
Owen. -In a word, the phrase War Demo- j
crat" in the mcu'.hs of the radicals, 13 mere-1
ly another form of expression (or abolition- 1
whatever power lo deceive it may have possessed. It - is fast becoming a
name of opprobicm and weakness instead
of a name of "power. The radicals have
disgraced it, and they disgrace or tend to
disgrace every thirg else they touch.
Tee Old Fkimlix Almanac fob 1864,
has been received from A. Winch, 505
Chestnut St., Philadelphia. It is a very in
teresting as well as aseful Almanac ; con
tiling as follows: a complete list of battles
and matters of interest transpiring in the
rebellion since first o I 1863 up to 15th cf
Oct. 1S63; Riivenne Stamps, required by
Acts of Congress of the United States ; Li
rense Duties j A complete ' United States
Army Register; Casualties among General
officer of the Union Army, aa well as
among the Rebel" Army ; The crops for the
Loyal Slates for 1S62-3 ; Public Debt of the
United States, and the Debt of the Rebel
Stales, together with a large amount of oth
er interesting matter. Copies mailed, post
paid, on receipt of fifteen cents.
IIovemint to Avoid thb Draft.- W
notice that, old Lancaster is beginning to
wake from her lethergy.and proposes to de
vour the eleventh hour to her salvation from
conscription. . The Cecity Commissioners
navs caiieu a cuutcuiiuii at iuo cuitenf, iu
Bs:mble on Satorday next, to consider the
proposition lo offer a bounty out of the
county treasury to all persons volunteering
nnder the late, call of the ( President The
citizens of tbu various townships are also
moving in ibn matter, and meetings have
been held in several of them for the ptrr
po of facilitating, enlistments. In Sads
bury township where large special boun
tie'n were subscribed , some time ago the
quota is about filled. On Saturday la't,
twinty eight -colored volunteer?, nlisied
thnin-rh the cfThrta of citizens cf that town
ship, were forwarded to Lancaster and cred
ited to the township's quota. This result
chews what might have been accomplished
all over the country, had the proper . exer
tions been tr ade. It is late in the day to
begin now, but we trust that Lancaster, and
all other places osing the proper applian
ce!, may succeed in averting a repetition of
the coBscripiioo ia their midst Ex ,'.
r0Losaio "the Witt -The . Albany
Argus truly says that there is no other ex
p'acanort of the peculiar tactics of the Ad
reiaisifationj its removal of Generals, and
i's wate!af management of our armies,
than a delibsrate design to protract the war,
and prevent the possibility of peace until
after the re election of'L:ncolnV -
Frejldenl Lincoln is avowedly the candi
iJi'.s cf tie Sadicala, and was recently pre-e-s;a
J s such by iVendell Peillips. He
def ends for re election upon theV votes ol
the Amy, .nd of the spurious Electoral
C oKejes in the f-ece-Jed States. 1 Peace
eien thrcuyh victory, and lbs remrn'of-the
cctb to its allegiance, would lawnrt all
seh calc'ala'ioas. Heaca the policj cf
prcirac.Ir.2'ilJ . . ; ,
' Increase of the Army.
The President has issued bis -proclamation
calling for 300,000 volunteers to in
crease the army so as to render it capable
of operating efficiently against the rebels.
We snppose that this large n unifier of tnen
are actually needed,, or 'they woald not
have been demanded. . But if needed if
without the addition of that number the ar
my will not be in condition lo act with ef
fect against the rebel forces, or. perhaps to
bold all the important positions of which it
is now in possession it strikes us that very
strong inducements sbonld be held out to
tempt men into the service.
It may be said that such inducements are
offered; that large bounty will be paid, and
that there ia a probability amounting almost
to a certainty, that the soldier's pay will be
increased from $13 to $16, or even a larger
sum, per month.
Very true. Bat is there no . drawback to
this 1 Does not the present policy of the
Administration in regard to our soldiers cap
tured by the enemy more than neutralize
all the inducements held out by high boun
ty and increaed pay 1
There is an act of Congress, we believe,
providing for the punishment of persons
who may be convicted of discouraging en
iistments. Is not the administration guilty
of. that offence. ? What eould possibly be
more discouraging to enlisting than the fact
that our men taken prisoners by the enemy,
can see no end to their captivity and their
sufferings in rebel prisons, because of the
policy adopted by the administration . in re
gard to exchange ? Under that policy any
of our brave soldiers, who are so unfortu
nate as to fall prisoners into the enemy's
hands, may lie in rebel prisons, and, starve
and rot there, cntil such time as the Con
federate administration may see proper to
recognize the negro as the equal of the
white man, and exchange a Lincoln darkey
in uniform for a rebel soldier. . . .
. As the time is uot likely soon to arrive
when the Confederate administration will
do this, and as Mr. Lincoln ha not, up to
this time, shown the slightest disposition to
change bis views, or recede Irom or modify
the policy we have indicated, the conclu
sion cannot be avoided that our toldiers
now prisoners, and those who may hereaf
ter be captured, must languish in captivity
to the close of the war, unless, in the mean
time, death : steps in to their relief, and
while he kills their bodies, sets their spirits
Is this a wise or humane policy towards
our white soldiers who have borne the
brunt of the war so far, and must bear it to
the end? In our judgment i! is cruel, atro.
c'tons injustice. Will men, with the proba
bility of such a fate staring them in the face
enlist as freely as they wonld under a wiser
and juster policy of exchange, throngh
which, il so unfortanate as ta be taken pris
oners, they might confidently expect a
speedy release 1,
Certainly not. The bravest man he who
will stand unmoved amid the storm of bat
tle, and unflinchingly peril his life, will t
shrink from the horrors of prison life, the j
poisonons atmosphere of a crowded room,
the filih and vermin that, under such cir
cumstances are unavoidable, unwholesome
water and starvation rations.
. We trust that some influential and hu
mane friends of the administration, who re
ally, wieh to see the decimated ranks of the
army filled by brave, intelligent white sol
diers, will move in Ibis matter, and urge
upon the administration the necessity of
changing their policy.
The Cost of Charleston and Richmond.
We have always been of the opinion that
an hundred weight of iron expended on a
railroad was worth millions ol times the
same weight of the same metal used up in
forty pounders. We should like to have an
inquiry started in the next Congress, to
prove what weight of metal has been used
against Charleston and the forts in the vicin.
age. . We understand that the powder, ball
and shell alone have cost some seven mil
ion, while the expenses of the different
'expeditions have exceeded thirty. This is
a precious little item as the cost of taking
one city we be? pardon, we meant to say
attempting to take one city. The? proba
bilities are that the cost will be doubled,
and then they will have to abandon it. And
yet the poor, deluded, blind people, who
are uitima'ely to pay all this debt, look on in
a sort of stupor at the immense preparations
and throw up their hats when they hear of
the vigorous shellingof Charleston, al:hongb
they will have to down with the dost -some
day, to pay for it all. It is all dance now,
the piper has not yet passed round the hat.
And then, too, what has been, the cost of at
tempting to take Richmond Several hun
dreds of millions, enough, if expended, to
build a half a dozen cities of the size, and
almost as many lives lost as would populate
the whole of tbem. And so the war runs
on, and this monstrous debt runs on with it,
eating up the resources of the country,
mortgaging its lands, destroying the flower
of its youth, demoralizing and emascula
ting its people. Douglas Jertold ued to
say, that ''the shirt of Nessus was a shirt
not paid lor," and if this war debt does not
prove a shirt of Nessus to us and our pos
terity,' it will be because an indignant and
crashed people will rise and thro of! the
incubus, will not put it on to burn and
scorch their vitals. The delusion of tbi
people concerning the condition of the fin
ances of this country is most marvellous,
and that charlatan" Chase, by his tricks and
impostures, seems still to deceive' tbem
He points to the signs of prosperity tvery
where, when he knows that they are en
tirely delusive. The whitened crust gleam
ing in the sunshine that covers the living
fire inSolfaiara, is not more treacherous
The slopes of Vesuvius never looked more
resplendent in beauty than just before the
mountain belched forth tor the first time its
silvery shower that seated up" Herculaneum
in lava for centuries, and buried Pompeii
oat of sight in a shower ot hot ashes.
' According to the law of this State, as de
fined by the Supreme Court, .no one need
respond when drafted , and we hope none
will. The conscription act is unconstitu
tional and every good citizen should re
fuse to obey it. Selinsgrove Times.-'
The FresideDt's Jlcssase.
With one or t wo exceptions, which will
J strike our readers without particular refer
ence to them, we so nearly concur in ' the
following views of the President's messaj-e,
which we find in the Journal of Commerce,
that we adopt them as the expression of our
own sentiments. Passing over those parts
referring to foreign relations, the depart
mental reports. &e., and coming at once to
the important part, to which all eyes and
thoughts will be directed, the Journal
says': - ': : '
The President's plan for reconstruction or
restoration seems to be less a plan of paci
fication than a device to perpetuate the
affect of the Abolition measures in the
Southern Stales. The plan embodied in
the proclamation which Mr. Lincoln pro
poses to issue sounds very much like a
ukase from the chambers of an autocrat,
instead of the voice of an ordinary man,
temporarily representing the constitutional
government of the United States.
, la our view the grand question is now,
"Can we restore peace and union, without
reference to slavery or the negro at all V
If the proclamations and acts of the admin
istration are law, they will stand as law
till repealed. The past is past. But the
President seems to think the great question
how to perpetuate the laws and proclama
tions relating to slavery ; and the question
of peace and union he makes wholly sec
ondary to that. The negro is ' the promi
nent object of his care ; the legislation relat
ing to the negro is that which alone he
labors to make effective ; the negro is the
condition on which he rests the possibility
of peace.: This prominence, given to the
negro ts a melancholy indication of the
failure ot Mr Lincoln to see the future , as
men of sagacity, trne statesmen here and
elsewere see it. I If the slave is free, he is
free ; and why then waste so many words
in making the peace of our nation depend
ent on his freedom 1 .
A wise man would trust the proclama
tions and the acts of Congress to the future
action of the courts and the people, not
thrust them forward now as the special con
ditions of pacification. As we read the
message, Mr. Lincoln means to say that
there is no peace except on the condition
of abolition. Wisdom would have looked
for peace without any such condition, leav
ing the laws to their owu effect.
The serious question is whether this plan
of the President is calculated to Bring about
peace whether it is a proclamation that
is likely to be well received by any con
siderable portion of the people engaged in
the insurrection, and to hasten the close of
the war. It is plain that what Mr. Lincoln
wants is peace and abolition. He does not
take into consideration at all the question
of peace without abolition. In this respect
he lends himself entirely to the radical
Abolitionists, and evidently expects to coo
tinue the war until slavery is actually abol
ished where his old proclamation has theo
retically abolished it. The President's idea
of closing the war is by a sort of individ
ual and personal contract with each and
every man, woman and child, to the eifect
that if the person will sustain all the.policy
of the Administration and all its acts and
proclamations, he or she will be pardoned.
The offer is. doubtless one which the Presi
dent has the right to make. If the people
will accept it, it is a very neat and pretty
way of doing up the war. But it certa inly
does not hold out very brilliant prospects of
success as a pacificatory measure. Neither
is the President's halting and hesitating
method of defending his position and plan
at all encouraging or inspiring. He does
not seem to have faith in it, he introduces
it with an argument in its lavor, which is
of course an admission t,hal needs defence ;
and this is a very bad feature in any pub
lic measure of so great importance as this.
There is nothing statesmanlike in the plan
or the paper defending it. It indicates a
narrow view of the grand questions of gov
ernment involved in the future pacification
of the country, and a total failure to rise to
the solemn importance ol the events crowd
ing into the close of bis administration.
Withoat perception of the real condition
ot the country, and without ability to master
the grand problem before him, we have
here from Mr. Lincoln a proclamation
which is, as compared with the vast throes
of the nation which have seemed to produce
it a very small and pony affair.
Was it not enough to require an oath to
support the Constitution of the United States,
and all laws made and acts done in pursu
ance of it ? Why force the negro in the
very nostrils of the Soathern man whose
submission to law you seek ? Is it said the
oath requires no more than that t Vi;a all
doe respect to Mr. Lincoln it requires a
great deal more.' It requires the support
of a proclamation which one-half cf the
people of the North do not support. It re
quires the sopport of laws one half cf the
people of the North repudiate as nnll and
void, because unconstitutional. 'The doc
trine is not yet forced on American that
they must obey a law until it is. declared
unconstitutional. On . the contrary, the
American is compelled to judge and take
responsibilities on . himself, which in no
other country are imposed on the ci.izen;
and if in obedience to a law; an American
citizen injures a neighbor, and the law is
declared unconstitutional, he is compelled
to pay the damages. It is no defence to
plead, "I obej ed law on the statute books."
This proclamation requires the taking of an
oath, as a condition ot pardon, which half
the citizens of the Northern States would
refuse to take. It is tree the President may
proffer pardon on conditiocs. Bat the ques
tion is whether his conditions are wise,
practical, likely to do good. . We are very
much alraid that the Administration knows
no more bow to make peace than it has
heretofore seemed to know about making
war. We see no prospect of peace tr good
to the country in the President's plait. Oc
the contrary, we fear he has thrown away
a goldea opportunity for the country, lor
the sake of winning a support among
Northern 'radicals for himself.
There is one part of the proclamation
which preseuts a curious subject for reflec
tion that, ia which the President, talks
about temporary arrangements for the
slaves, to be made by State authority, when
new State governments are organized. Here
is a most singular muddle of State rights
and executive "abolitionism. We must
take more than a day to see our way
through it. What has the pardoning
power to do with the re-organization of
State governments and the laws they may
pass relatingv'to their domestic affairs?
Does the President intend to retain a veto
power over State legislatures ? It looks as
if he means to do this, or at least to imply
not only that persons who are pardoned
must sustain bis pet ' schemes, but also
legislatures that are organized musrpass
such taws as be likes. How would this
work if the next President should happen
to be of different politics and different views
about the negro 1
The genera.l scope of the President's plan
may be said lo be of the extreme radical
sort. He almost, but not quite, recognizes
Mr. Sumner's State suicide theory. He
ignores the present existence of State gov
ernments, regards them as defunct, and
anticipates a sort of territorial reorganiza
tion. In this view he is neither sound nor
consistent. Bat what are soundness and
consistency worth in our day ?
Oar Book' Table,
' Pctehson's Maoazinb for January has
been received, It has entered upon the
new year with a splendid number. The
engravings in this surpass those in all for
mer numbers'. "The Orphan's New Year's
Eve'" is a magnificent plate as well as is
the ''Merry Children " The fashion plates,
in general, we tbink are marked with im
provement second to no other periodical.
Published by Charles J. Peterson, 306
Chestnut Street( Phila., at $2 a year, inva
riably in advance. -
Frank Leslie's Lady't Magazine and (Ja
zette of Fashion, is out in full bloom for the
month of December. This number closes
the present year, and it does it well, spar
ing nothing to make it the choice of the La
dies as a Fashion Magazine. It Ts larger and
more voluminous than most periodicals,
containing in connection with its superior
Fashion Platm some most excellent read
ing. Send and get it, yorj are sure to gel
the worth of your money almost in a singU
number. Published by Frank Leslie, 72
Duane Street, New York ; Terms, S3 00 per
Arthur's Home Magazine, for January,
it on our table. This Magazine is alway
interesting and profitable, teeming with at
tractions rare and elegant. No better invest
ment can be made, than by subscribing (or
Arthur's Magazine There is no two dollar
monthly that surpasses it, and but few that
even equal it.' Its corps ot contributors are
superior to all o'hers. The very best talent
ia employed. T. S. Arthur publisher, Phila.
Terms S2 a year in advance.
Mhk. Dcmorbst has sent us her Quarter
ly Mirror of Fashion for the winter, ending
in February. It is a work that no lady
should be without, and in short we cannot
conceive how they can. It contains all the
latest fashions,' with full size patrons ac
companying each number, which are more
than worth ihe price of subscription. Send
and get it. Single copies $25c or one dol
lar a year, with a valuable premium. No.
473 Broadway New York.
The history of the organization of the
armies of the United States, and the history
of the Army ol the Potomic from Bull Run
to Antietam while under the command of
General McClellik, is at last to be brought
to light. Mr. Cox, of Ohio, introduced a
resolution on Tuesday, which was adopted
requiring Secretary Stanton to communicate
to the House (he report of General McCi el
lav. -
It will doubtless prove to be the most im
portant chapter of the history of ihe war,
and of the present administration.
Death or an Editor. J. K. Calhoun,
Esq., editor of the Armstrong Democrat, and
formerly a member ot the Legislature, died
at his residence in Kiltanning, of typhoid
fever, on the 5lh instant He was a man
of amiable disposition and considerable
intelligence, a sound lawyer at.d vigorous
. .
The Portland (Maine) Argus thus heads
its remarks upon the President's ingenious
invention of a plain "how wot to do it :"
In Beacrt.Haven, on Wednesday last Dec,
16, h 1863,of Consumption, Mr. Fbakces A.
Tate, wife of Lieot. Jesse C. Tate, of
Bloomsburg, aged about 27 years.
In Town "Hill, Luzerne county, on last
Wednesday, Mr E. A. Wadsworth. Brother-in-law
to Senator Buckalew, aged about
50 yearn.
In Light Street, Colombia county, on
Monday, December 14th, Mr. Jacob Keller,
aged near 80 years.
In Roaringcreek, Columbia county, on
the 18th of November 1863, Matilda Ann,
daughter of Charles and Mary Dyer, aged
3 years, 4 months and 27 days.
In. Greenwood, on the 6ih u!t., Ann Craig,
aged 80 years.
In Benton, on the 30th of Sept., Mart
Frances, daughter of Christian and Sarah
Ann Laubacb, aged 5 years, 1 mo. and 10
days.- . .
In Wyoming, Luzerne county, on the
24th of Oct., 1863 John F. Laobach, (for
merly of Colombia connty,) aged 33 years,
and 23 days. -
In Norton, Summit county, Ohio, on
the 30th of Nov. 1863, Abgkune, daaghter
of Henry and Esther Koons, and. wife of J
B Weaver, Esq , aged 35 years aod 13
days. ,
RYE, ; I 00
CORN, new, 75
OATS, 65
FLOUR pr. bbl. 7 56
LARD, per lb.
We are without news from either General
Grant or General Meade, and are unable to
give our readers any information ot General
Longstreet's progress from . Blair's Cross
Roads to Knoxville. The telegraph main
tains a mysterious silence.
General Averell's Cavalry are in the
Shenandoeh Valley, and have appeared at
Staunton. This is thirty-five miles east of
Gordonsville. A local railroad connects
them but forms no portion of the great read
from Gordonsville to Lynchburg and thence
to south-western Virginia. A report (which
as the telegram that contains i states, needs
confirmation) has been received here that
Averell has destroyed this road for six miles
east of Siaunton. If snch destruction has
been made, it does not interfere with any of
the Confederate communications. The
Federal out posts of Ihe force at Harper's
Ferry at are Winchester nearly fifty miles
north of Staunton. The country between
is overrun by guerillas.
The Federal gunboat Daylight, one of the
Wilmington blockading fleet, has been
destroyed. A blockade runner had been
chased ashore, and the Daylight ventured
too near, when a shot from Fort Fisher, a
Confederate battery on the shore, exploded
her magazine, destroying the vessel and
killing most of her officers and crew.
An arrival from New Orleans givei us no
definite information about the real slate of
affairs in Texas. Military operations seem
to be at a stand-still, and it looks very much
as if the authorities there, having failed in
several expeditions, are at a loss what to
do next. General Franklio, with twenty
thousand troops, is at New Iberia, in Loui
siana, but a short distance from New
Orleans. A small force is at Matagorda
Bay, the centre of the coast of Texas, and
another at Brownsville, on the Rio Grande.
AH maintain a masterly inactivity.
An official despatch from Halifax to
Washington states that the Chesapeake has
been gived np to the British authorities, and
that the Federal c a ptcrs bad abandoned
her. It will now be the subject of lengthy
negotiations. The Chesapeake is at Hali
fax, and a party of citizens who sympathiz
ed with her captors rescued them from the
authorities upon their arrival at that port.
Every one is now at large.
A confederate raid from South Western
Virginia to Kentucky, resulted in the cap
ture of forty-six federal prisoners, and two
hundred and filly horses. Seven hundred
thousand dollars worth of property and six
hundred and fifty small arms were destroy
ed. Ten Federal soldiers were killed ; the
Confederate loss was two wounded.
It is reported that the recent storm has
washed (he obstructions out of Charleston
harbor. Military and naval officers here
about, however, who are conversant with
the obstructions, scarcely believe this
story. t.
Th f!nn filrnf hata anntanwl in fnrr
ft -
at Gloucester Point, opposite Yorktown on
the Virginia Peninsula. The recent explo
sion of the fort at - Yorktown, destroyed
nearly every honsp in the place.
A schooner bound from Matamoras to
Ne York was captured by Confederate
passengers a few days since in the Gait.
Captare of Rebel Prisoners.
The Railioad Be'vcten Staunton and Gordons-
ville Destroyed by Gen. Ave'cll.
Harper's Ferry, Dec. 19 A detachment
of the twenty-second Pennsylvania cavalry
has to-day brought in Col. Carter, of the
Frst Virginia Cavalry, and six others cap
lured yesterday a: Upperville, Fauquier
Messengers from General Sullivan's cav
alry beyond VV inchester report than Gener
al Averell and his cavalry were in Staunton
. . .. . .
yesterday, and tore op the railroad lor six
miles between that place Gordonsville.
This is very important, if true. It lacks
confirmation, however.
Central Bnrnslde.
Leavittsvjlle, Pa., Dec. 19. General
Ruruside and stafl left Cleveland lor New
York this morning, via the Atlantic and
Great Western Bailroad. T. W, Kennard
tendered them the use of his private car
for their conveyance.
A rOKTfIJE roil ALL!
thing. Oiily three months in this country
No clap-trap operation to gull the public,
but a genuine money-making thing ! Read
Ihe Circular of instruction once only, and
you will understand it perfectly. A Lady
has jnst written to me that rtie is making
DAYS! giving instructions in this art.
Thousands ot Soldiers are making money
rapidly at it. It is a thing that take' belter
than auythinz ever orlered. You can
make money with it home or abroad on
steam boats or railroad cars, and in the
country or city. You will be pleased in
pursuing it, not only because it will yield
a handsome income, but also in conee
buence of the general admiration which it
elicits. It is pretty much all profit. A
mere trifle is necessary to start with.
There is scarcely one person oat of
thousands whoever pays any attention to
advertisements of this kind, thinking they
are humbugs. Consequently those who do
send for instructions will have a broad
field lo make money ;.n. There is a class
of persons in this world who would think
that because they have been humbugged
out of a dollar or so, that everything that
is advertised is a humbug. Consequently
Ihe try no more. The . person who suc
ceeds is the one that keeps on trying until
he hits something that pays him.
This art cost me one thousand dollars,
and I expect to make money out of it and
ell who purchase the art of me will do the
same. One Dollar sent to me will . insure
the prompt return of a card of instructions
in the art. The money teVl be returned to
those not satisfied
No. 1 Park Place, New York.
Oct. 21, 1863. 3m.
vey's Female Pills have never yet failed In
removing difficulties arising from obstruc
tion, or stoppage of nature, or tn restoring
the system to perfect health when suffer
ing from f-pinal affections, prolapo, Uteri,
the whites, or other weakness of the uter
ine organs. The pills are perfectly farm
less on the conti'.ution, and may be taken
by the most delicate female without caus
ing distress the same time they act like a
charm by strengihensng, invigorating and
restoring the system to a healthy condition
and by bringing on the monthly period
with regularity, no matter from what caus
es the obstruction may arit-e. They should
however, HOT be taken during the first
three or four months of pregoancy, thoog h
safe at any other time, as miscarriage
would be the result. ,
Each box contains 60 pills. .Trice Si.
Dr. Harvey's Treatise on diseases of Fe
males, pregnancy, miscarriage, Barrenness
sterility, Reproduction, and abuses of "Na
ture, and emphatically the ladies' Private
Medical Adviser, a pamphlet of 64 pages
sent free to any address. Six cents re
quired to pay postage.
The Pills and book will be sent by mail
when desired, securely sealed, and prepaid
by : J. BRYAN. M. D. General Aa't.
No. 76 Cedar 6trePt, New York
vsrSold by all the principal .druggists.
Nov. 25, 1863 ly.
in all rases. Can be relied on! Never fail,
to cure ! Do nol nauseate! Are speedy
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Do not interfere with business pursuits
Can be used without detection ! Upwar I
of 200 cures the pat month one of them
very severe cases. Over one hundred phy
sicians have used them in their practice,
and all speak well of their efficacy, and ap
prove their composition, which is entirely
vegetable, and harmless on the system.
Hundreds of certificates can be shown.
Bell's Specific Pill? are the original and
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adapted for male and female,o'd or young,
.and the only reliable remedy for effecting
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Spermatorrhea, or Seminal Weakness, with
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Involuntary Emissions, Incontintnce,Geni
tal Debility and Irritability Irnpo'ence
Weakness or loss of Power, nervous De
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some constitutional derangement, and in
capacitates the snfferer from fulfilling the
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in Diseases of the Bladder and Kidneys,
they act as a charm ! Relief is experi
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Sold by ail the principal druggists. Price
They will be sent by mail, securely seal
ed, and confidentially, on receipt ot ihe
money, by J. BRYA, M. D.
No. 7i Cedar street New York,
Consulting Physicians for the treatment of
Seminal, Urinary , Sexnal, and Nervout.
Diseates, who will send, free to all, the
following valuable work, in sealed en
velope :
BELL'S TREATISE on selt abuse, Prema
ture decay, impotence and los of power,
sexual diseases seminal weakness, nightly
emissions, genital debility, &c , &.C., a
pamphlet ol 64 paes, containing impor
tant adrire to ihe afflicted, anJ'l.ich
should bP read by every sufferer, as the
means of cure in the severest stages is
plainly set forth. Two stamps required to
pay postage.
Nov. 25, 186. ly.
AdiiiiiiiMi'atoi's ftotice
Estate of Henry Kitchen, deceased
T ETTERS of Administration on th E
r-Jtate of Ilenrf Kitchen, late of Greei
wood township, Columbia county, dee'd.
have been frranter by the Register of said
County to the-underbigned who reside in
he same township. All persons having
claims against the E-tate of the decedent
are requested to present them for settle
ment to the Administrators without delay,
all those indebted lo the estate to make
payment fonhwith.
Dec. 23, 1863 6w.-S2 00
tIAME to the premises of the subscriber,
An Conyngham township, Columbia co.,
on or about the 10 of December, 1863,
with short horns, and white
across her rump. The owner
is notified lo come forward,
prove property, pay charges, and lake her
away ; otherwise she will be disposed of
according to the directions of the law.
Conyngham, Dec. 23, 1363 3w.
ALL persons subject to the Draft of the
5lh of January, 1864, and having claims
of exemption on the following grounds :
Alineage, Non residence, Unsuitableness
of ae, or Manifest permanent Disability,
can have their papers propeily drwn by
ratling at Ihe office of the undersigned, in
Bloomsburg. Office next door below A. J.
Sloan's Siore. W. WIRT & CO.
CP The Provost M irshal has given no
tice that persons having claims on the
grounds above mentioned must present
them on or before the ?0ih of December,
inst., otherwise they will be debarred.
Bloomsburg, Dec. 16, 1863.
JEstray Sheep.
CAME to the premises of the subscriber,
in Conyngham twp., Columbia county'
on or about the 10th of November, 1863,
The owner or owners are re
quested to come forward, prove
property, pay t he charges, and take them
away, otherwise the y will be sold, accord
ing to law. JOHN R. JONES,
Conynsham, Dec. 23, 1863. 3w.
ALL persons indebted to the late firm of
Miller Ir Eyer, Merchants in Blooms
burg, are hereby notified, that the Books,
Notes and Accounts of said firm are in the
Store for collection, and most be settled
by the first of October, without respect to
those concerned.
Bloomsburg, August 26, 1863,
Public Sale
- OF
S7ILL be exposed to Public Sale, at
. tiie lae residence of Henry Kitetien,
deceased, in Greenwood township, Colum
bia county,, on
at 10 nVlnrk tn ihe forenoon, -ot said day,
the following valuable petsonable proper,
ty, io wit .-
0:e vearlinsr coll. three Mileh
hiiffer.-Two calves, One breeding,' ow
Four shoats, Eleven head of e '
One Threshing Machine, One
Windmill, One Two horse Wagon, O ie
Truck Wigon, One open bugy, One
Sluigh, Ode slpd, Two cultivators, Two
harrows, Two Plo-vs, Two single sets of
Light Harness, besides a lot of other har
ness commonly used for (earning and far
ming; Also, a lot of GRAIN by the bushel,
such as
ALSO, Potatoes by the bushel, Hay by
the Ton, and corn fodder by the sheaf:
ALSO, Household and Kr'chen . Furniture,
consisting of beds, bedding, Bureau
Chairs, Table, Cooking and Parlor Stoves
and Pipe, io?ether wiih a lot of other ar
ticles too todious to mention..
Dec: 23, 1863.
Old Things lU'coiiic iew,
The undersigned would be leave lo in
form his ol J friends, and "the rest of man-
i. : .. j ! . t. . i. i i i .
mnu, mai iib ua lairjy reiurnsa "Om tfiS
servire of his country, and nn re-
opned his OLD ESTABLISH-
v. ith a view of making up encire new gar.
mems, as well a mending old ones, for all
mankind, and any body ele,j who may
favor him with their work in his line.
He i prepared to do work EAT, Fah
I ON ABLE and SUBSTANTIAL, and hopes
by so doin?, and strict attention to business
to merit and receive a due share of patron
aue. But remember, all, that these times
require money, or something to Jive upon,
he theretore hopes and trusts, that wheri
tie ha itone hi pari, his customers will
do their, bv furnishing the "rearfy John,"
or learty trade. For truly the "Laborer is
worth tf his hire."
Dlnomsbnrz, Sept. 10 1862.
We do nol believe thai even in this a
nfcaeap publications any work can be
more reaonaMe. than ihe terras of the
Scientific American at $2 per annum,
with 25 per cent, discount for clobs of 10
to form a yearly volume of 832 paa-s
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c!aim, important staiHtic, practical re
cipes for tlomeeiic purposes and has Ian
stood, bo:h in this country and in Enrobe,
a the highest authority in the mechanic
arts and siences. There i no pnblira:iri
n ore valuab'e to the farmer, the miller,
tl e engineer, ih irno founder the mecHfcn
ic, or the manufacturer. We have ner
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Dec. 9. 1863. 1 mo.
Auditor's IVolice.
In the viatter of the Administration
account of Benjamin Bomboy and
Isaac Wagner, Administrator $ of
Isaac Wagner, late of Hemlock twp ,
Columbia county, dee'd.
rpO the heirs of said Isaac Wagner,
A dee'd : Take notice, that the under
signed Auditor, appointed by ihe Orpha is
Court of Colombia county, at the Decern
ber term thereof, A- D. 1863, to make
distribution of the balance in the bands of
the Administrators, among the heirs of
said dee'd., will attend to the duties of hi
appointment at hi office, in BloornsSorg,
on Saturday the 23d dy of January, A. 5.
1864, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, when
and where yon will attend it yon think
proper. W. WIRT, Auditor.
Bloomburg, Dec. 15, 1863 S2.
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