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STAR OF Till NORTH
R'jJi. tf. J AC O BY, EDITOR.
CHAS. G. BJRKLEY, Assistant Editor.
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AS OLD 1H03STER.
Old Gerrit Smith ha written a letter to the
President, asking "mercy for the rebels,"
who, he thinks, will be sufficiently punish
ed by .the " abolition of slavery," and the
overthrow of the State. Rights Dectrine of
Jefferson,; which, he says, mnii. now give
way to John Jay and Hamiltonian Feds rat
lira. As Andrew Johnson U a white man.
and a representative of the southern mass
es, and has battled all his life long against
John Jay Federalism, this letter of Germ's
is certainly refreshing ; hot the "conserva
tive" journals are quite enchanted with it
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auu uviu ii up in uunviduis coniiaai wuu
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ui viiinuii ui iuo muicaiSi jjcii. outlet,
joe. Molt, red. Douglass, and others, who
demand Biter extermination of the rebels at
once. -' .
Well, we mnst beg to differ from these
mild and gentle Conservatives, who ask for
mercy, conciliation and forgiveness instead
of scaffold and immediate extermination;
indeed, we regard the latter as infinitely
preferable and consistent. Gerri: Smith is
about the most atrocious' and diabolical old
barbarian of modern times, sot even ex
cepting Nena Sahib. The wild Huron, and
other savage tribes, were wont to torture
tleir prisoners by burning them at slow
fires, &c.-, thus protracting their suffering
for days and weeks, instead of immediate
slaughter, and surely this was vastly more
cruel and diabolical than to knock out their
brains al once. And as it would be infinite
ly better for the rebels to be exterminated
al once than subjected to the lingering tor
tures of Gerrit Smith and his philanthropic
friend, wt cannot endorse the spirit ol hi
roagoanimons letter. ' He only asks that tbe
State of South Carolina he abolished and its
people submit to the rule of Massachusetts ;
then that labor and production shall be abol
ished from the Potomac to the Golf, and
with that, of course, all value in the land.
and finally, that tbe white people of the
.South "abolish" their natural superiority
and go down, or try to go down, to a Ie.vel
with their negroes. In a word, he asks that
the people oi the South shall commit social
suicide, and he will forgive them ; but Ben.
Butler & Co.,. in a spirit of mercy almost
divine, proposes to save them from these
lingering and loathsome tortures by knock
ing them on the head at once. What a
horrible lunacy domia&tes the land ? Thirty
years ago this Gerrit Smith .vaa beaten with
rotten eggs because be proposed, in some
abstract and farfetched way, to-equalize
whites and negroes, and now he is wise
and magnanimous in proposing to forgive
'those who are to be forcibly degraded to
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fqaauiy wuu ucgruea ; .
Gcrt. Cms. Albright is ene of the mem
ters of the Conn Martial which is trying
Congressman Harris, from "Maryland, for
persuading rebel soldiers from tBking the
oalb of allegiance, and furnishing them with
money to escape into Virginia. Mr. Harris
is the man who made himself notorious in
tbe Chicago Convention By calling General
McClellan a traitor, and otherwise abusing
him. If guilty of the crime for which he is
being tried, we hope he will receive bis
just deserts. -Carbon Democrat.
Our citizeas will remember that this Gen.
Charles Albright is the very identical chap
who harangued, them, one Evening last
campaign, on Market street. He had just
returned from the upper end o! this county,
where he had been spending some lime, as
he said, hunting evidence against the forty
four citizens of this county, who were then
nnddr arrest and Ivins in Fort Mifflin. The
eta' em en I made to oar citizens that evening,
concerning affairs as he found them "up the
creek," contained no facts, as the evidence
elicited before the Court Martial clearly
shows. He bosstingty asserted that he had
abundance of evidence to commit those peo
ple of hih treason. Such men as Albright
are fit subjects to sit upon a Court Martial.
If prejudice is a necessary qualification to fit
a man to a position on a Military Commis
sion then this man Albright enjoys that ac
The daily papers aanoonce the capture
oi Jsfferson Davis, his family and several
staff officers, at Irwin ville, Georgia some
seventy miles southeast of Macon, on the
10th. inst. Col. Pritchard, with the 4ih
Michigan cavalry, captured them. They
are on their road to Washington under guard.
A reward of SlOO.OCO was offered for his
capture. He will have a trial to establish
hi guilt or innocence in the gha&tly and
revolting crimes which blackened our an
rials on the lith of April. . It will be the
most important trial ever held in this coun
try. The whcl8 oase may' safely be le.'l in
the hands of the judicial tribunals of the U
ci'.eJ States for trial and for jadgment.
Gen. Sherman's entire army was expected
to arrive at Alexandria to-day (Wedoesday.)
Tha Grand review of all (he armies will
take plica near iVashington in the course
cl a. faw days, t!;er which a large number
of (roops -wiil it 9 mustered oat and sent
i.o:na The Pennsylvania troops will be
soot to Philadelphia, Pitisborg, and Harris
I urz, to 19 dicharjea and paid off, in fall,
iacljdlfjg tack pay, Government bounty,
ana f ;5,:uum.
j SECRET T HAI OF THE CONSPIRATORS.
Last week we wrote a short article upon
the evil of stcret military trials, of persons
charged with crime nnder the civil law.
Thie feature of ihe Republican administra
tion was established in the time of Abraham
Likcolk and supported by .what is called
the loyal pres, and now being established
the cabinet cf Andrew Johnson follows ihe
evil precedent. We Ihen admonished the
mongrel parly in power of the evil arising
from establishing such precedents in viola
tion of law and the constitution; it was only
considered disloyal and we were said to be
in opposition to the government aliat Abba
ham Lincolb, Now the wrong is seen by
the most rad cat ef the horde of despots.
The -New Yoik Tribune under the caption of
Secret Military Trials, says :
There is a curious old document in exist
ence, known as the Constitution of the U.
States, whici formerly had tbe force and
effect of law in that large portion of oor
country not specially dominated by the
slave power. Under the rule of bur present
Cabinet, it stems to have gone out of fash
ion ; and, since Mr. Stanton's accession to
the control of the War Department, it has
become practically obsolete. Loyal citi
zens did not much mind this while civil
war convulsed the country, threatening the
permanet overthrow of our liberty and na
tionality; but, now thai the war is practi
cally ended, it seems high time that the old
parchment were exhumed and treated with
'some show cf respect. There being ap
parently, no copy extant in the Federal
City, we quote from one in our possession,
for the instruction and admonition of our
magnates, certain amendments proposed by
the States wliien ratifying ihe instrument,
which, being; duly approved-and adopted,
became an ittegral part of our fundamental
lawas follows :
Art. V. No person shall be beld to an
swer for a capital or otherwise infamous
crime unless, a presentment or indictment of a
Grand Jury except in cases arising in the land
or naval f trees, or in the mititii when in actual
service in timo of war or public danger; nor
shall any person be subject for the same
offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life
or limb ; nor shall he be compelled in any
criminal case to be a witness against him
self, nor to be deprived of life, liberty or
property, without due process of law ; nor
shall private property be taken for public
use. without just compensation.
Art VI. In all criminal prosecutions, the
accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy
and public trial, by an impartial jury of the
State and district wherein tbe crime shall
have been committed, which district shall
have been previously ascertained bylaw;
lo be confronted with the witnesses against
him; to have compulsory process for ob
taining witnesses in his favor, and to have
the assistance ot counsel for his defense.
Art. VII. Ia suits at common law, where
in the value in controversy shall exceed
twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury
shall be preserved ; and no fact tried by a
jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any
court ol the United Slates than according to
the rale of common law.
Art. VIII. Excessive bail shall not be
required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor
cruel and unusual punishment inflicted
We have made our citations full, not
merely in deference to .the apparent inac
cessibility of the document at .Washington,
bat because we wished every reader to see
that the passages we have placed in Italics
are not garbled nor picked, but that they are
of the essence and vitality ef the Constitu
tion itself. Bising eo, how can we justify or
excuse, or even keep silence with regard,
to, the military trials just initiated at Wash'
ington 1 A miscreant, acting in concert
with other assassins, has attempted the life
of the Secretary oi State, and, though his
purpose was defeated, he nevertheless se
verely wounded Governor Reward, hie old
est son, and two -or three others who nobly
resisted him. Of coarse, this villain and
his confederates should be sternly dealt
with ; but why not according to law ? What
reason, what excuse, can be nrged, to jus
tify the sanding of ibis caae before a court
martial and .having it tried in secret ? How
can such a trial be reconciled with the
plnin provisions of the Constitution above
As to the military trial of those who con
spired with Booth to assassinate the Presi
dent, and aided lo achieve that fell pnrpose,
Ihe outrage is not quite so flagrant ; but
such trial is at best a blunder, while en
shrouding it in aerresy is utterly indefensi
ble. To try a doctor lor his life, because he
set a stranger's broken bone and gave, or
sold, or leM him a pair of crutches.'raay jast
do; but to try him in secret allowing no re
port of the testimony but such as the prose
cution sees fit to make, is nothing less than
abominable. Two months ago it would
have been endured for the country's rake ;
now, there is no reason that it should be.
We warn all who take any voluntary part
in. these strange proceedings that ihe rebel
lion is suppressed, the war at an end, and
the right lo suspend tbe privilege of habeas
corpus and make the will of a Secretary of
Wr the supreme law of the land, ha ex
pired. If our present Secretary cannot be
made to realize these grave truths, it is high
time he had a successor ; and if our At
torney General believes the assailant of
Secretary Seward now, "legally triable be
fore a military commission, ' be badly needs ,
his own time for the completion of his legal
studies, while ihe government needs a diff
erent law- officer. There may be politer
ways of setting forth these convictions, but
none of these would do them jastice.
Gentlemen of the Cabinet! the war east
ward of tbe Mississippi is ended ;. the - re
bellion is suppressed ; the Union i rees
tablished, and peace Virtually restored :
wherefore the people demand of yon a
speedy and thorough return to the cafe and
orderly ways of law and liberty. Do not
compel them to speak in tones that you can
not refuse lo hear !
once the sound of
ears ! Can it be
Ss'atox Si' USSR has accepted an invita
tion to deliver an eulogy on the life agd
Written Jor ihe Star.
The Excitement of the Day, May 13th, 1865.
I, being an invalid for nearly two weeks,
was thereby fortunately (or perhaps" unfor
tunately), prevented from being much an
noyed with street gossip, until last Saturday
afternoon, after somewhat recovering, 1 again
made my way up Main Street", when much
to my surprise 1 found squads of gentry,
here and there, on the streets and corners,
in stores and hotels, shops and shanties.
All seemed to be thronged. Canes, fists,
bats, caps, papers and pencils were flying
in numerous shapes aid directions.
I Hood for pome moments, wild with
amazement, thinking as f am a townsman,
if I inquire the cause of thib excitement,,
mj friends will consider me dull or inap
prehensive. But after gaining my equilib
rium, 1 reasoned thus : What gigantic trag
edy now? Has President Johnson been
assassinated ? Have -they arrested Jeff. Da
vis, Clay, Thompson, Saunders, Tucker
and Cleary? Has another Cabinet officer,
been stabbed ? Has a bullet penetrated tbe
heart of another happy, hopeful and unsus
pecting Government Clerk as he retired
from the labors of the day? Has another
patriot of Syracuse been called to his win
dow by a voice once familiar, an eye bright,
Jbeautifnl and once-loving, to see but a
wreath of white smoke and hear only Ihe
sharp sound of a pistol, and then drop a
helpless and dead mass of human flesh
upon the floor? Has anoiher foul fiend,
false to bis friends, to humanity and to God,
killed lather and mother for their property;
or false to his confiding wife deliberately
shot her down for tbe sake of another ?
The uproar and confusion on the streets
occasioned these tragedies to flash like
my mind, when all at
Petroleam reached my
possible, thought I, that
another diabolical incendiary has, in the
dead honr of night, managed lo fire thou
sands of barrels of refined Petroleum to
devour and lick up whole blocks of hoosea,
and to burn furniture, men, women and
children relentlessly into one indistinguish
able crisp ? Again, Petroleum ! Petroleum !
Crude Petroleum reached my ears.; where
upon I hastily concluded not to expose my
ignorance, but to pass ky the excited groops
and gain such information as 1 could by
keeping both ears open. And now, dear
reader, you will soonest learn the whys and
wherefores of Ibis great rumpus by giving
yon Ihe conversation just as I got it :
' Five hundred dollars is offered for a
ene hundred acre lease."
"Deacon let me smell your bottle."
"O, tbe country is full of it !"
' Squire when you get through there I
want lo see you awhile."
"Ia that region I wouldn't give a d n
for his chance " .
'The people will have to find more nses
"See here, sir, don't you want a share or
. "Men, what da yon say, I want Squire
here to keep a public house op there."
"1 positively will not take five hundred.
A thousand or fourteen hundred will be
small pay in a month from this."
"The Duke must have thirty-five hundred
. "1 think we had better start a Stock Ex
change." "1 know my shirt is dirty, and my boots
are rel, but who cares ? I've been smelling
for oil all week."
"His hands and nose are oily too." .
' Why, our man's per centage was ten
"Only seven months ago were their worst
enemies ; arid now allow them to come up
here, and lease their oil land for almast
Smell that, Dr., don't that talk it loud
"Why the Green Creek Company has
sent their man."
"By jove that smells like it."
".We'll have our Charter and ocr engine
biarted right up, and leave thoe fellows in
the back ground."
"I might hare been rich, had I have
known this a month ago."
"Poh ! we'll find it sure. Ah! sir, we've
got it !"
Jost then some greasy fingered s pecolaior
stuck a dirty li'tle bottle to my nose, saying,
' Don't that smell like Coal Oil in Columbia
county ?'' This gave me to understand that
it was all coal oil excitement, whereupon 1
went home, told ray. wife that I felt thank
ful itint my life had been spared ; but really
felt that I had lol a fortune by my sickness.
If anybody doubts the reality thai Colombia
county presents extra indications for Petro
leum, a viit to the region will convince
them, and they will find it in the bands of
men whose spirit and courage lor discovery
are equal to a Franklin or a Fulton.
Tua Ladt's Friend. "Summer days"
a beautiful s'eel engraving is the appropri
ate embellishment of the June number of
the Lady's Friend. This engraving will re
mind many of
"The days they went eypsying,
A long time ago."
It is very finely engraved. The double
Fashion Plate if a ho excellently engraved,
and ihe ladies no doubt will pronounces it
ascharming as it mnst be expensive. More
lo our masculine taste, however we confess,
is the simple woodcut of ''Lucy ," with the
expressive lines beneath. Ab, these Lucy!
"There she stands; her morning dress and
Making space between her and the world;
Shutting in her heart within its whiteness.
Like the sweets in unblown lilies furled."
The literary matter of this number is
"Chrysalis and Butterfly," by Eleanor C.
Donnelly; "A , True Stoiy of the Olden
Time," by Julia Gill; "Los: and Saved," by
Emma B. Ripley a sad but true story of
Temptation and Crime ; "My Sister CUra,'
by Trary. Towne; "Four Birthdays," by
Frances Lee; "First Love," by Ethel K- ;
Editor's Department, ks. Sec. &c.
Price 52 50 a year ; 2 copies $4 00. To
those desirous of making op clods, speci
men numbers will be sent for 5 cts
Wheeler lr Wilsons' celebrated Sewing machines
are furnished at premiums. Address Deacon
& Peterson, 319 Walnntstreet, Philadelphia
Now is ihe time to subscribe for 1865.
Governor Cvbtin went lo Washington lo
arrange with the War Department the lo-
The End of the Columbia County Invasion.
Political Priiomcrs Released Andrew
Johnson has done one act for which all
good citizens must give him praise. We
allude to the release of all political prison
ers. Oc Thurnday last," John Raktz, the
man whom the Abolitionists styled as the
leader and chief in the Columbia County Re
bellion, returned home to his family, after an
incarceration of over eight' months in a
loathsome and filthy Fort. Mr. Rantz's
health has been considerably impaired by
his close confinement in one of the Admin
istration's damp, sickly bastiles. These
people were guilty ef violating no law,
which all tbe facts brought forward at their
trial went far to establish ; but in spite of
truth, justice, and right, a verdict was hatch
ed up against some seven out of the forty'
four. A large number were never tried, but
released from their imprisonment, without
being informed of the nature of their crime?,
if any. The day may not be far off when
these skulking loyalists will have meted out
to them retributive justice. In speaking of
the release oi the Columbia County prison
ers, tbe Democrat says :
President Johnson -has pardoned John
Rantz, Valentine Fell, Ben'j F. Colley, Jos.
M. Vansickel, and John C. Lemmon, the
last of the forty-five men arrested last Au
gust, by ihe Abolitionists in the memorable
"Columbia County Invasion." They passed
through Bloomsburg, on Wednesday last,
from Fort Mifflin, to their homes up Fish
ing creek, where Ihey will enjoy the society
of friends and buns unmolested, and live
respected, as they ever have done, wbiUt
their "sneaking lying loyal accusers," will
find that a warm territory for them to in
habit, and may, perhaps, be compelled to
flee the country. The arreM and punish
ment of these men, and their colleagues,
was both illegal and unjust, for many of
them were discharged without a hearing
and those imprisoned were convicted by
perjared witnesses and, hence, their par
don was demanded by every consideration
of justice, humanity and Christianity.
We then say, so far, Bully for Johkson.
Hear what the editor of the Berwick Ga
zeite has to say on the subject of released
All ihe political prisoners from this county
have been allowed to return home. We
had the pleasure of meeting many of these
persecuted individuals during the earlier
part of this week, and notwittntauding, they
have suffered in health, as well as in their
business relations, they have borne np well
nnder the severe afflictions through which
they have passed. It would seem that a
terrible retribution is overtaking some of
thofe who were mainly instrumental in
havina them arrested. Wo learn that one
individual, who, upon learning that these
men were about being released from da
ranee vile, aad fearing for his personal
safety, enlisted. Shortly after entering the
service, he had bis right arm shot away,
and is now lying in one of the military hos
pital, constantly attended by a son of the very
man he was instrumental in having arrested J
How worse than the los of an arm, mutt
be his torment under there circumstances.
And not 'his alone. His family were oblig
ed lo rely upon the assistance of their Dem
ocratic neighbors to pal out his crops, after
having been denied by their Republican
frierjds. Verily, the magnanimity of these
men, must lead him to exclaim, ' ny pan
ishment i greater than I can bear."
A District Attorney Who Performed
his Duty. A Philadpelphia "correspondent
of the New York World, writing upon Ihe
late riotous demonstration in the former
city, in which the real law-breakers were
allowed lo go free and those they had as
sailed were placed nnder bonds, fcays :
"Emboldened by the success of his il
legal violence against the IngersoIIs, a few
of the over-loyal and terbulent spirits of
Germantown called a meeting without affix
ing any signatures to their call, with a view
of ridding the neighborhood of some alleg
ed sympathizers with secssion. The meet
ing, however, was convened on Tuesday
night ; no action being immediately taken
Mr. VV. B. Mann, the district attorney,
took tbe floor, and told the few persons that
they were conspiring at a breach of the
peace; in plain words he informed them
that if they proceeded any further in this in
famous and disorderly business be would
see tnat they were properly' punished by
imprisonment for it. This isthe more note
worthy as Mr. Mann is a strong republican,
and very correctly, reasoned that the rioters
were two cowardly lo let their names be
known in this business. This action bodes
well for the peace of the city, as it is high
time thai the citizens should have protec
tion of the law, uo matter what may be his
sentiments on any subject."
Freed Negkoes In Arkansas. A corres
pondent ol the Chicago Tribune, speaking
of affairs in Arkansas, says the negroes are
dying off. Never before 60 bountifnlly pro
vided for,they gorge and surfeit themselves.
Disease comes, and their number diminish
ed. When possessed of money, like chil
dren they frequent stores and saloons with
thai indefinite purpose of buying something
that may attract. Few, indeed, have learn
ed, or will learn, the virtue of economy.
Tbe officers of negro troops are not gener
ally men of modesty and intelligence, and
are below par in this army.
President John? on said in a speech in the
Senate Feb. 4, 186 :
1 have sometimes thought that it would
be a comfort if Massachusetts and Snath
Carolina could be chained together as the
Siamese twins, separated from the continent
and taken out to some remote and secluded
part of the ocean and there anchored, to be
washed up by the waves and to t cooled
by the winds ; and after they haJ been kept
there a sufficient length of time, the people
of the Un'r.ed States migh t entertain the pro
position of taking them back. They seem
to have been the source of dissatisfaction
pretty much ever since they were in the
Ths.Cost or an Oil Well, A corres
pondent of the Philadelphia Press gives the
following estimate, which we sibmit for
the consideration of oil men- We Lave al
ways been tacght to believe the cost much
less, having been told that the cost of a well
of 1000 feet would fall short, of the total
here indicated. Perhaps practical oil men
can have a nearer approximation toward
correct results, which would be a great favor
at this lime, as the question is one of much
public interest. The following is the esti
The cost of d ruling an cil Tell 600 feet
is not less than $7,000. The price of the
labor and material will, perhaps, increase
this. Wells are generally drilled by parties
who make a contract to do the job, increas
ing the price according to the greater depth
desired. These contractors merely do the
mechanical work of drilling, the machinery
being always furnished by the parties own
ing land. I copy an estimate, which: hav
ing been made some time ago," perhaps
20 percent. less than the usual figure :
One engine, ten horse power, delivered
on the premises 2,100
Derrick, complete 150
Walking beam, Sampson post and ap
Bell, band, wheel and belting, 150
0:ie.set of tool, 300
Inch and a half hawser, and quarter
inch hand pump rope, 150
600 feet Tubing at 92 cts. 520
Fifty feet driving pipe, at 57 350
Five hundred bushels of coil, at P0 ct. 300
Two engineers, say 60 days.each at S3 360
Contract to drillers 600 feet, at S2.25 1,350
Oue pom ping barrel and valves, 37
Two wrenches at $10 each, 1 clamp,
31 Alt It IE D.
Near Liu lit Street, on the 4th inst., by tt.e
Rev. P. W. Mellick, D R. Mellick. M. D.,
to Miss Sarah Matilda White, all of Colum
In Bloomsburg, en the 6th inst., by John
M. Chemberlin, Esq., William Bradshaw, to
Mis Julia Gaughan, "fcoth of this county.
h IE D.
In Centre township, Columbia county, on
Sunday, the 7th inst , Mr John Sterner, sr.,
aged about 76 years.
In Henry County, en the 10th nil., Mrs
Sarah M. Knorr, wife of F.lisha Kncr, for
merly of this county, aged 27 years.
In the Hospital, near Carlisle, on the 4th
inst., William G..Whitmire, of Pine town
ship, this county, aged 19 years.
In Bloomsburg, on Tuesday the 9ib inst.,
Mrs. Jervis Dick, aged 39 years.
In Limestone twp., Montour co , on the
2 1st nit., George Washington, son of Y. D.
& Susan Weidenhamer, aged 1 year, 7 mo,
and 1 day. Died of Scarlet Fever.
At General Hospital, Hilton Head, Sooth
Carolina, on Tuesday, the 17lh of January,
1865. Jeremiah, son of Peter Miller, Co. G.
5 2d Regt., P. V., aged about 30 years.
RE VI E W0FTLIE MARK ET,
carefully corrected weekly.
BUCKWHEAT , 1
FLOUR pr bbl.12
LARD, per lb.
Blowing Oct Kerosene Lamps. The dan
ger of blowing out kerosene or carbon oil
lamps from the top is greater than people
generally suppose. There are eeveral in
stances on record where lives have been
lost bj Ihe explosion of lamps from this
ptactice. The following explanation of the
causes that produce the explosions are
worth considering and heeding :
First The oil in the lamp is generally low,
leaving mora room for gas.
Second The gas is very inflamable, and
will always explode when ignited
Third In blowing the blaze down, it ig
nites the e'.
The inference is, a lamp should never beJ
l ! - .1 - . I I
i Diovrn oni irom me top. i ne wick may
not perfectly fill the lube, and the flame
may go down, when the gas comes up.
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May 17, 1865. 3m.
IV EW MUSIC FUNERAL MARCH, to
the memory of Abraham Lincoln, the
Martyr President, By Mrs. E. A. Parc
hvrst, Author of "Richmond is Ours,"
"The SolJier's Dying Farewell," "Oh,
send me one Flower from his Grave." ' No
Slave beneath that Starry Flag " etc., elc.
This March i very eolemn and impressive.
Price 30 cents ; with Vignette of the Presi
dent, 50 cents Mailed Iree. Publisher,
HORACE WATERS, No. 431 Broadway,
New York. .
Mav 3, 1865. 2w.
Tj'OR- the year one thousand eight hun--
dred and sixty-five, of Gnoda, Wares,
.Merchandise, Distillers, Brewers, Restan
raul and Eat ing House Keepers, within tha
County of Columbia, returned and clari
fied in accordance with ihe fiereral act of
Assembly, by -the Appraiser ol Meiram.le
taxes ot said county as ioilows, to-wit:
Venders. Twps. Clam. License.
S H Miller, Bloom, 13 10 00
A J Sloan, do
McKelvev Neal & Co do
H C & I W Hartman do
J J Brower do
Bloomsburg Iron Co do
E Mendenhall do
L T Sharpless do
P John do
John R Moyer do
Ever'& Moyer do
E P Lu.z do
J K Girton do
A Terwilliger do
Henry Giger . do
O A Jacoby do
Henry Kleim do
J VV Ht ndershoi do
J Sharpless do
P Billmeyer do
A J Evans do
David Lo wen berg do
S C Shives do
F Fox do
A Solleder do
D L Mendenhall do
Lloyd Paxton 'do
Jas K Eyer do
E Conner Montour
Wm Butler do .
iiiiiimtrntor s lYoficc
Estate of Reuben Savtge, late of Ftikingcreek
TVOriCE is hereby civen that
- aHminiulrulinn ml flip 0tait nf Ran han
Savage, late of Fishir.creek town ship, Co
lumbia coontv, have been granted by the
Register of mid county, to John Wenner,
of the township and county aforesaid. All
per.-ons having claims against the said es
tate of the decedent are requested to pre
sent them for settlement to the administra
tor, and ihoe owin the estate will come
forward and make immediate oayment.
JOHN WENNER, Admr.
May 3, 1S65. 53.
fry NEW MILLINERY SHOP
-Xj-IMtlNG & SLMMEK GOODS
Brobst fir Margernm do
J S McNincb & Co Cattawisea
J S Brobst do
J Sharpless & Co do
G Hughes it Son do
J K Sharpless do
Creay k. John do
S D Rinard do
W John do
Casper Rahn do
Wm Orange do
B F Reighard & Bro Scott.
C S Fowler do
Sam'l A Worman do
W A Barton & Co do
David Whitmire do
G W Crevling & Co do
Peter Ent do
H W Creasy & Co do
C S Fowler do
J & T Crevelinir do
Hoasland & V Buren Conyng'm 1
Remarkable. We conversed with an
elderly gentleman of this county the other
day, wko informed us (hat he had recently
been on a visit to his brothers and sisters in
a distant part ol the country ; that there
wero but focr .of them left out of a once
large family ; and that when they came to-
I gether they commenced comparing apes,
when ii appeared that the youngest of the
party was 72 and the oldest 92 all in vig-o-ons
health. He of course expressed a
doubt as to whether they would ever meet
again this side of ihe grave. Luzerne Union.
The women of Mount Jackson, InJiana
waited upon one of their sex last week with
a rope for the purpose of hanging her, for
using sundry improper words about the as
sassination of President Lincoln. The of
fender readily took back all she had said
and saved ber neck.
About the same time another woman,
who was similarly indiscreet in Terre Haute,
was called epon by a female delegation,
and compelled to march at their head
through the streets of the town carrying a
2 two-inch gas tonga,
. Total " $5,887
To this mnst be added say S500 for con
tingent 'expenses, such as accidents in
breaking machinery, getting tools fast in
wells, and the charges by professional tool
The Harrisburg Telegraph, intensely
"loyal," states that Rev. T. H. Robison of
that place, preached a sermon lately de
nouncing theatroical exhibitions as sinful-
and of the most evil tendency. That paper
. The character of the performers, the im
moral nature of the plays, the indecent lan
guage Died, and the exhibitions of the vari
ous evil passions, which for the time must
be portrayed by the actors, together with
the low grades of beings who in the main
make up ibe regular audience, were descri
bed in a manner that must have a good
We have heard equally as bitter denun
ciations as Mr R. indulged in, aimed at thea
tres and those who attend them, but what
does all such rhetorical fulminations from
the pulpit amount to when we are told al
most (be next moment by popular divines
that even death in the theatre does not pre
clude a mortal soul from being immedia ely
wafted lo the realms of Paradise. The Iwo
theories don't jingle in accord. Danville
Struck Ilk. We are glad to learn that a
large Oil well in which a unraber of Belle
fnnters are interested, was struck a few
clays since, in Venango county. Center
Among the strange incidents, not to say
profitable reults, of ibe late extraordinary
freshet, is the fact that large quantities of
shad, old-fashioned Sa$quehaiina shad, are
being canght at 'various points on that
stream, ss well as op the Juniata. We
should like te revive oar recollection of tbe
good old times when our farmers gathered
in their wagon load ol shad as they now do
their potatoes. We trust this hint will not
be lost upon some of our river subscribers.
Patriot and Union.
No More Mob Law. Mayor Brisgi of
Springfield, Massachusetts, gives official
notice that the practice of visiting individ
uals, who are supposed to entertain disloyal
spntiments, at their homes, and requiring
them to "show their colors," must be dis
continued, lis considers all such proceed
ings as an encouragement of mob law,
which now, more than ever, shoald be dis
couraged by every good and law-abiding
MISS LIZZIE BARK LEY most respect
fylly announces to the citizens of Blooms
burs and vicinitv that she has opened a
NEW MILLINERY SHOP, in rooms for
merly occupied by Dr Ramsey, deceased,
on Main St , below Market. She has a fine
assortment of M llinery goods, which has
been selected with care and taste. She is
prepared to do all work placed in her hands
in a3 neat and durable style as can be done
elsewhere. Give her a call
MISS LIZZIE BARK LEY.
Bloomsburg, April 26, 1865.
CAPITAL STOCK $200,000.00.
Working Capital $23,000.
I'ar Value of Mia res $3 OO Each.
CASH SUBSCRIPTION PRICE S2.00 PER
NO LIABILITY TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Presidrnt Lincoln before leaving Wash
ington on his last visit to the army, wrote a
call for an extra session of Congress, which
was signed both by himself and Secretary
Seward, to be issued in case anything bap
pened to him. The document is now on
file at the State Department.
Thb number of persons arrested
picion of being connected with ihe assassiu
ation plot in Washington has become so
large that il has been found necessary to fit
riTHE lands owned and leaded by ihis
-- Company are situated on Green Creek,
Little Fishing Creek, Ravens' Creek, aad
West Creek, Columbia county. They em
brace the bet oil territory in this part of
ihe State. Tbe Company is making ar
rangements to put down two well- one
on Green Creek, the other ou West Creek.
Books for the subscription of stock have
been opened at the Store of Schuyler &
Black, in Rohrsburg, Ta.; at the Store of
J. J Brower. and at ibe Office of the Presi
dent, in Bloomsburg, Pa.
PA LEMON JOHN. Tres't.
JACOB SCHUYLER, Sec'y.
BOARD 0FDIRECT0RS :
Johnson H. Ikeler, Joseph Hayman,
Jacob Gerrard, Enos Jacoby,
May 10, 1865. 3v.
EDITOR OF THE STAR :
With your permission I wish to say to the
readers of your paper that I will send, by re
turn mail, to all who wish it (free) a Recipe,
with foil directions for making and fusing
a simple Veeable Balm that will e fleet u
ally remove, in ten days, Pimples,
Blotches, Tan, Freckles, and all Impuri
ties of ihe Skin, leaving the same soft,
clear, smooth and Beautiful.
I will also mail free to those having
Bald Heads, or Bare faces, simple direc
tions and information lhat will enable them
to start a full growth of Luxuriant Hair,
Whiskers, or Moustache, in less than thir
All applications answered by return
mail without charge.
THOS. F. CHAPMAN, Chemist.
831 Broadway, New York.
March 1, 1S65. 3 rnos.
J W Bedford & Co
W P Ryon & Co
J B Knittle
D T McKiernan
Jacob Yeager .
J B Deemer
J Cherrinton Roaringcreek
Franklin S Sinimati Beaver -
let ers of I Jacob Bamburger do
Schweppenheiser & CoMaice
Brown & Fisher do
Bowman & Owen Berwick
Jackson & Woodin
J.ckson Si Bowers
A Miller & Co
J B Dodson agent
J.icksor. & Woodin
J Seesholtz k Cra'g
C D Fowler
G H Fowler '
E W M k G I. Law
C H Hes & Co
George H Fieas
M Gk WH Shoemaker do
MrKelvy & Appleraan estate
R W Bowman & Co Orange
D K Sloan do
A B Stewart do
A Coleman do
B Ammerman Fibingcresk
Howell & Pennington do
Solomon Bpss do
James N Jonja do
D & M McHenry do
Mrs H A Cole Benton
Samuel Hearock do
Hiram Everett do
Hughes & Calendar do
John Leggott Greenwood
D & VV Master do
Corcelios Prestoa do
Schuyler & Black do
C Eves & Co do
Joseph Sands Mt Pleasant
George Vance do
Con'ad Kreamer Madison
D Flick & Brother do
John Hetlsr Mifflin
Stephen H Swank do
Crey & Browc do
J K Schweppenheieer do
W A Brown. do
Jacob Yohe do
Washington Parr Franklin
G S McWilliams do
C Mendenhall do
John G Jacoby Briarcreek
Levi Summerville do
J Thomas do
P M Trangh do
Reuben Miller do
William Fieas do
Jeremiah Jacoby do
THE regular annual meeting of the Col
umbia County Agricultural, Horticul
tural, and Mechanical Asbociation, for the
election of officers, will be held at ihe
Court House, in Bloomsburg, on SATUR
DAY, MAY 20th, 1865, at 3 o'clock, p. m.
JOHNSON IKELER, Prea't.
' L w!iR5T, Sec'y.
Restaurants and Eating Houses.
Frederick Fox Bloom 6 12
BStohner do 6 12
W B Koons do 7 10
H C Christman do 7 10
S Kostenbauder Cattawissa 7 10
Levi Keiler do 8 5
William Stetter Conyngham 7 10
Edward Haffey do 8 5
John Chapman do 7 10
Thomas O'Connei do 8 5 N
Richard Kealey do 8 5
Henry Hockman Berwick 7 10
Michael Keller Orange 8 5-
Breweries and Distilleries.
Mo6es Simmons Fishingereek '6 25
Frank Edgar do 8 12 50
Reuben Miller Briarcreek 4 40
Rohr McHenry Benton 6 25
All persons who may feel aggrieved by.
tbe above classification can have an op
portunity of appealing by calling upon the
undersigned at his office in Bloomsburg,
Pa., at any lime on or before the 1st day
of Jnne, A. D. 1865, after which no appeal
will be beard.
r u nonrriiTAV
May 3, 1865. Mercantile Appraiser.
Whiskers ! !! Those wishing a fine set
of whiskers, a nice moustache, or a beau
tiful head of sloesy hair, will please readl
the card of THOS. F CHAPMAN in ano
er part of his paper.