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' JFJJJ. . 7,4 COSY, EDITOR.
CHAS. G. BARKLEY, Assistant Editor.
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The Pope or Samto.
The war baring virtually ended, some of
the religions fanatics, convinced that the
terms, Copperhead and Traitor are now
obsolete, have determined to introduce a
venerable scarecrow into polities. Tbey
-. have alreaJy imported that famous corpse
6f the Mother Country ''No Popery." But
the ki!i and ingenuity of any co-partoer,
ship of quacks must fail in the"attempt to
' brsuih into it the breath of life, for its crum
bling boaes and the dried parchment which
. i'cae them are unequal to the pressure.
Whil in the British House of Commons
the best informed statesmen are declaring
' that the religiousVest Oa'.b should be abol
sora zealots in this country seem
- anxious te proscribe citizes as dangerous to
the commonwealth, because not subscribing
.to the same religious tenets as themselves.
.15 ihe introduction of this British corpse
- into American politics should not astonish
any person aware of ihe result which the
importers wish to accomplish through its
instrumentality. Foreigners, we are in
formed, are coming into this country very
rapidly ; a majority of them are Catholics.
There is, although not yet proclaimed as
such, a Catfiolic party in the country, to
- which the new-comers will naturly attach
themselves. This party will elect a Presi
dent an J have a majority in both Hoosss of
Coogress.and then Catholicism vftl be made
the S ate religion. To cap this climax clev
erly, the Pope is to be brought over to gov
em m! Hence, as an offset to this inunda
tion of a foreign voting element the negro-e..
must have the right of suffrage immediately.
King Cotton having beea dethroned, we
must soon have Sambo or the Pope for our
The brains of government authorities and
radical journalists, says the Montrose Dem
ocat, seem (o be seriously muddled on the
subject ot what is commonly called "re
construction 'a term which does nor cor
rectly express the present business of the
offcials. They are not to reconstruct but
to restore governmental authority at the
?outb, both Federal and State. The seces
sion acts were but (he declarations of mobs,
legally speaking,) and when those who
have violated the laws cease their obstruc
tion, we find the Constitution and laws of
he States and el the United States, remain
ing upon record nnaflected, legally, by any
ac; ol rebellion. The path of duty, then,
is plain. Those citizens who recognize the
authority of government have only to select
in the most appropriate manner, the reqoi
pre officers to set the machinery in motion
Fed eral officers shoulj also be selected in
the usual way, and in due time public busi
ness will be Jolly restored. Then whan the
people have had time to test the new rela
tions which war and devastation have pro
duced, they can decide upon such, if any,
alterations in their fundamental laws as are
best fitted to promote their internal harmony
and general welfare. And if the people
think it best to provide for the emancipa
tion ef their elates, it would be their privi
lege and duty to do so according to legal
forms under their Confutation. If not, it
their business only.
But the great blander or crime ol radical
meddlers consists in the fact that they wish
to ireauhe States as dead in law, and they
clamor for repudiating the former State Con
stitutions and laws, and proceed to form
new ones. To do this U to admit (hat seces
sion was legal, and that it actually dissolved
the Uuion. ' The old Union always existed
theoretically and legally ; and it remains
for those in power to. show whether they
wish to restore it practjcally. Let us have
restoration ; "reconstruction," "savor fear
fully of destruction to free government.
Mas. Lincoln before taking her final leave
of the White House, presented Fred. Dout
lass, the black orator, .with Mr. Lincoln's
cane, aa a memento ot toe iriendahip which
the President aid entertained for him. Mr.
Douglass claims that Lincoln frequently, in
vited him to the White Hou-e, and there
trtatcdUva like a man and a brother. What
think joa of this, yo wooly-head-Ioving
patriots! Tbey are pretty nearlr all readv
to fall in with Philips and advocate the right
of negro suffrage and amalgamation with
the bfacks. It is only fats year and a few
months since the) disowned being Aboli
tionists, and stoutly denied of their being
such a party in existence. At present ihey
take cccasion to roll up their eyes like a
dyin calf, wring their bloody bands, and
thank their Maker that they are Abolition
tut Legislature of this, Stale has eslab
liehaJ the fo.'Iowij as the legal holidays:
Any day recommended by the Governor or
Trepidant cf the United Stales as a day of
fasting cr thanksgiving; the 4th of July;
the 25;hof December; the lstff January;
and the22d cf February.
Tvi editor of ha Northumberland C
,Crj.t 83V : "If I'VOnns man ia Inn
' J 3 w
onr tn ray fifty cents f;r publishing his
notice, ha is too
;poor '.o g-t mar-
In a so-called reljgious Convention lately
sitting Jn Philadelphia, a Clerical non-compos
by the name of Parvin, made the follow
ing remarks in reply -to Hoc. George M.
Wharton, J a the debate on dividing (he Dio
cese aa roported in the" New York Church
Journal r ',
- v. v
-"There were' some people who could. see
no Consitatjonal authoriuy for the Emanci
pation Proclamation and the trial of offen
ders by Military Commission. Butitwas
enough ihst these things were done : that
was sufficient proof ot the existence of Con
Apart from the improper allusion, and the
covert sneer, willing to wound and yet afraid
to strike, which characterize the sentence,
the political knowledge it displays is a good
gauge of that shown by the Convention in
the political part of its performances. There
were some able christian men in the body,
and why ih sy permitted it to disgrace itself
without protest, is beyond our comprehen
sion." We pass that. ' ,
This political preacher believes and
teaches that the fact of a thing having been
done is sufficient proof of Constitutional au
thority. Ot course no man of common
sense believes any such thing as he asserts.
IT so, Mr Seward's arrests at the touch of
a bell were Constitutional Stanton - throws
men into military baaliles by telegram, and
having been done, it is Constitutional. He
tries men by military commission, a tribu
nal unknown to ihe written constitution and
the laws ; yet the organization of the court
is "sufficient proof of the existence of con
Such leaching is simply monstrous and
yet of that kind has been the most that we
have heard from the pulpit for four years
last past. Notwithstanding, The Age, which
ought to know better, but which saems to
hare lost its balance lately, publishes a par
agraph, witboct dissent, calling a congrega- 1
tioo mean, for reducing Ihe preacher's salary
to twelve dollars for the year, ha refusing
to resign, and the Bishop refusing to remove
him at their request. He was doubtless of
the Parvin stripe,an ignorant political priest,
so notorious tbit he could not be offered a
calfelsewhere' ; and like the old man of the
Sea, bound to fasten himself upon the shoul
ders of the unfortunate men who gave bim
the earliest assistance.-
Gospel preaching would soon be the or
der of. the day. if. these oolitlco-clerical
mountebanks who turn their meeting hous
es into political club rooms, were brought
dow"tiato a salary commensurate with their
earnings, say or,e dollar a month. The con
gregation abovs spoken of is not the only
one which has 3 similar incubus weighing
it to.tfTBkearta-i" but it is the only or.e we
have.rjfthefird of with spunk enough to cast
off the; 334 weight; and be free.
They Can .ot Forget If,
The Republican made some vain and brain
less boasts in a late issue that they would
not forget the Democratic opposition to
'our late martyred" tyrant. We afterward
informed them that we did not intend to let
them forgetit, nor the manner in which our
opposition was met by Republicans. It
appears now thst they can nor forget it
There are a few families ol tory Aboli'iocis'.s
living in what the Republican calls "the back
townships." These families, we have reli
able information, tire tormented by the con
sciousness of guilt, so much that life is a
drudge to them. They were earnest in
starching oot the places of residence of
Democrats, for the astute but cowardly Pro
vost Martha! ol Columbia coontv. Trier
were resolute in giving false information of
their neighbors and felt secure while the
war was continued in lull force and a strong
guard of soldiers were ever ready to protect
them. Then they did not dream of what
should be their situation when peace once
more returned to our country and the civil
law became the supreme law of the land.
Now they feel the oppression of their in
famoua conduct. The .''righteous indigna
tion" is oa the other leg. "Conscience
make cowards" of them all. They expect
to receive irom Democrats the same treat
ment they gave. During the day they cul
tivate their lands and perform their daily
work quietly and molest none of those
whom they so lately delighted to enrse as
copperheads. When night comes it brings
to them a dread of danger; they insolent
cowards fear to step from their own con
fines, and retire to their beds, first barring
every window and door about the house,
and dream of fire, murder and destruction,
the dreams of guilty consciences. Let them
tremble, (ear and anguish are all that is due
to them. Truly, Dr. yoo can not forgot it.
THt work preparatory to the erection of
that new Post Office Building, heretofore
spoken of in our columns, is steadily going
on. It is being built by Elus Mekdenhrix,
and is a much needed institution. The peo
ple of this place bare always been annoyed
with some small an 3 inconvenient room for
their post office ; but at present everything
bids fair to have this difficulty obviated.
The present Post Master, so far, seemc to
be civing pretty general aatisfaction, which
could, at no time, be said of his predecessor.
There was a strong desire,' irrespective of
party, to have the office change bands, and
it was effected ; but," we might add, not to
the entire satisfaction of certain ones who
would have the community believe they
were chiefs n the Republican ictgicam.
They suddenly, and very summarily too,
found oot that they were not High Pliers in
the Abolition synagogvef '
Bur. Butler's little scheme to-land him
self into Ihe Cabinet failed. Bill Seward
diJu't die ; if he bail, we doubt very much
whether Bailer could have succeeded, as
Big Bethel bung about his neck like' a
mighty incubus. Fort Fisher was not oat
of the people's mind, and 6orae very un
pleasant interrogatories were put to Butler,
which he thought not germane to the sub
ject ; especially at that particular time.
The prospecta loolc bright for the Democ
racy throughout the State in the approach
ing election. We will carry the State this
Fall by a handsome majority is the honest
Speech of Hon. Gerrlt Smltli.
Hon. Gerrit Smith delivered an address
in the Cooper Institute, New York City, on
Thursday evening, to a very large and intel
ligent audience, upon the subject of "The
WAY TO ASiLl'RE.AN EXDORINQ PEACE LIES NOT
THROUGH PERFIDY AND VENGEANCE, BUT THRO
justice and love." " In the outstart of his
remarks he took considerable pains in quot
ing different authorities. to snstain and prove
bis position to. be the right and proper one
to assume, in relation to the rebel captives.
The authorities presented show clearly that
this war with the South is one similar to
other wars, and should be ended, a it has
been continoed, according to the laws of
war. It will be generally conceded that a
civil war comes under the international
code of war. This war has so been con
ducted and all sensible people expect it so
to end. . .
Mr Smith's speech is entirely too lengthy,
for onr columns, but we shall publish a few
extracts from it, as follows :
"All over the North there is a clamor" for
the blood of the leading rebels whom we
have captured, and those whom we hope
yei io capture.- i nave no sympathy with
this clamor. The South fully surrendering,
iei Diooasnea cease, and all punishment
Applause. - Le, a
merited punishment fall upon those who
are guilty of these infamous and infernal
crimes. Applause. My position is dimply
lhattne outh shall not be punished for
treason. Now 1 do not say this because
she has suffered in rar iudment enough
already ; because her property is wasted,
ana sne is re J need to destitution. I do not
say this because the safety of the North re
quires no more suffering because there is
no: an interest of the North to be made any
more secure by any more suffering of the
South. I do not say it because the Soutn
has not been guilty of treason.
But I say shea's not to be punished for (rea
son, because we have agreed that she shall
not be, Applause. We came into the
agreement very reluctantly, I admit, to con
duct this war according to the rules of war,
by which I mean the rules of international
Now I hold that our coming into that
agreement was a waver and entire surrender
of our right to punish the South for seced
ing. Applause That we came into this
agreement to conduct the war according to
the roles of war is manifest, is indisputable :
that we followed other nations and accord,
ed the South belligerent rights. The Sa
preme Court of our nation unanimously ac
knowledged these rights of the South. We
have acted upon this agreement, and in
stead of punishing the prisoners, tring,
condemning and convicting them for tredson
we have treated them as prisoners for those
the enemy has taken from us and there have
been truces between the enemy nd our
selves for burial of the dead and other pur
poses. There have been formal as well as
informal negotiations for peace between the
North and the South.
Why. on one occasion, we recognized her
de fac'o nationality and all its outgrowing
rights by choosing for our Commissioners
of peace the President himself, and the
Secretary of Stale himself; and these gen
tlemen did not wait to "have the Southern
Commissioners come to them humbly and 1
singly, but they honored the commission
ers of the South by joins more than half
way. to meet their. fApplause. T Now.
all this, and much more than this, including
epecially our blockading of the Southern
ports, goes to show beyond all controvery
that we agreed with the enemy to conduct
this war according to the laws of war. But
such an agreemoot is virtually an agree
ment to treat prisoners as enemies. Now,
how came we lo consent to conduct this
war according to the laws of war? In the
first place, we came to do so because the
laws of war required it.".
"Another reason why such a war, a civil
war, and especially 6uch an one as ours,
should be carried on under the law of war
is this : Where great masses of men Sake
very momentous and responsible steps it is
not only charitable, but just to conclude
that they had a very sincere and deep belief
in the wiedom-aud the rightfulness of such
steps, Applause And it is proper also
to believe that they had in fact no little rea
son for laking such steps. A third reason
for conducting a civil war according to the
Uw of war is this. Vast numbers of the
best citizens who refused and would persist
in refusing to into a war which "is a mere
savage strife are willing to embark in a war
conducted according to the liberal and hu
mane provisions of the law of war. Now,
I do not know bow it is with yoo, but I feel
confident that had our government persisted
in refusing to let this war go on by the law
of war, we should have lost our cause and
our country, for the people of the Northern
States are too civilized to go into a black-
ting war, a war wtiose motto is "no quar-
ter." Uo the other hand, the lower desrnn
of cifilization among the masses of the
South, would have made there far les re
luctant to embark in such a war, and they
would have been triumphant in time. Here,
then, we see in the second place, we had to
carry this war on according to th3 laws ol
wsr, in order to save our cause and our
country. Applause. The defeated have
snffered enough, and the reason why a
civil war should be conducted according to
the rules of war is this : Where such great
numbers of men carry on a war, we rray
well believe there has been suffering enough
in it, especially to the defeated party, with
out adding punishment at the close of the
war for treason. Loud Applause. A hiss,
drowned with cheers. At the close of such
a war the voice of compassion exclaims:
'Shall the sword devour forever? Pol op
thy sword.; At the close of such a war God
speaks to the destroying angel as he spoke
to him in behalf of the dismayed and trem
bling Jews : 'I: is enough, stay now thine
band.', Loud cheering."
"A word here, my friends, though it may
be a strange word is you. Proclamations
of amnesty are in place in a revolt, in a re
bellion ; but proclamations of amnesty are
not in place in an international war or a
civil war. Applause The proclama
tion o( amnesty in a civil or international
war is an unwarrantable and offensive as
sumpfiori. I know it may bb very immod
est for me to be guilty of this singularity of
arraying myself against such high authori
ties. But I 'am not alone, the truth is on
my side. This order, No. 100, and this
proclamation of amnesty, are both ex parte
L papers, and can have do effect whatever to
amend or modify in any degree the agree
ment entered into between the two parties.
Least of all can they have ibis effect so
long as we are continuing to act upon the
agreement and so long as neither party
gives to the other notice of its discontinu
ance. Now, remember, it takes two to
break as well as two to make a bargain and
thii bargain cannot be broken at the will of
one of the parties. The current plea that
this war is- now comfng to an end leaves the
victor at liberty to punish the finally van
qolsbed is entirely invalid, for the war has
net come lo an end. The war cannot be at
an end so long as there are prisoners to try.
The peace which follows civil and interna
tional wars implies the entire surrender of
prisoners on both aides (applause), and if
either of the parties persist in holdicg pria
oners, it persists in ktepl? ti? wsrrnon.
lawfully to be tried, as traitors, but Ihe South
has been acknowledged as a party to a civil
war. ' -
In the case 'of the rebellion iu Ireland
some sixteen or seventeen years ago, that
rebellion not reaching the dimensions or
character of a civil war, the British Govern
ment bad the legal right I do not. say one
word about the moral right to punish the
insurgents. It is gratifying to me to know
that the government had yielded so far to
the progressive civilization of the age as to
punish only seven of the insurgents, and
not one of them with death. Applause.
Had a considerable part of the people of
the British Islands risen cp agaiiist the
governmental party, say one-half, one-third,
or one-fourth, then if the governmental party
bad come ont the final victors, it would have
had na right to punish any of the finally
vanquished according to the interpretations
of the law of war -by her own publicists.
But surely it does not become freedom
loving America to say that the finally van
quished in a civil war may be held amena
ble to .the law ef treason ! Would yon
have had onr Washington and oor Frank
lin, and their noble associates punished for
treason, if the Revolution had failed?
Moreover, there be not probably many civil
wars over the earth, which are not started
in the interests of freedom. Now what if
America should set the precedent of having
the vanquished in this country tried and ex
ecuted as traitors? Loud cheers and some
hisses Crowned beads succeed now and
then in suppressing the parties ol freedom ;
is it for America to put it in the power of
these crowned heads to plead Ler example
in behalf of the executions cf the leaders ?"
Sad Affur at Columbia Four Boys Shot
Two or them Killed. On Sunday night,
a few minutes before 8 o'clock, the report
of a gun was heard in the neighborhood of
Lrisman's baloon, corner of Front and Lo
cust streets, Columbia, followed soon aflti
by screams of distress. It appears that a
number of small boys, two of them sons of
Mr.' Erisman proprietor of the saloon, and
the others children of Mrs. Felix, Mrs.
Dickinson and Mr. Charles Gawlings.were
playing in Mr. Erisman'a yard, when Mr
E's eldest son, a lad of. ten or eleven jears,
went into the saloon and came to the back
door with a gunln his hand. He told the
boys he was going to shoot them, and im
mediately drew up the gun and fired, the
whole load taking effect upon four of the
boys. Mr. E's second son was killed al
most instantly, receiving some, sixty-seven
shot in different parts of his body. The son
of Mrs. Felix, aged 6 or 7 years, was shot
in the abdomen, nd lingered until this
morning at 7' o'clock, when death put an
ar. end to his sufferings. The son of Mrs.
Dickinson was not seriously wounded, and
Mr. Rawlings son received but a slight
wound, but one shotpenetraling his breast.
The gun was kept loaded for the purpose of
killing rats, and the lad who fired it was not
aware of its being loaded. Deputy Coro
ner Hunter held an inquest on the bodies of
young Erisman and Felix this morning.
The affair has caused a general gloom in
Columbia. Lancaster Intelligencer, June 5.
Sad Accident. On Monday evening last
a tad and fatal accident cccorred to a Mr.
Isaac Bcckalejv, living midway between
Beach Haven and Beach Grove, Luzerne
county, on what is known, in the neighbor
hood, as Long Island. Mr. Buckalew is a
widower of about sixty years of age, and
made his home with a couple cf daughters.
The daughters were absent at the time of the
accident. He is supposed to have fallen
from a door in the second story to the
ground, death resulting from the concession
of the fall. An inquest was held, and a
Pat mortem examination instituted by Dr.
G. W. Ritlenhouse, of h place, which
developed the fact as above s'aied. 2?cr
If it be aroe, as alleged, that Abraham
Lincoln made Jive million dollars while in
office as President, we don't see the neces
sity of taking up subscriptions for the wid
ow and family. They had far better give
the money to some of the children made
orphans by this war; or to the many wid
ows dressed in black, mourning over the
loss of a husband, caused by this unnatural
strife, gotten up by the Secessionists of the
Souih and the red-hot Abolitionists of ths
North, who for years were doing all in their
power to bring aboot this 6la:e of thing.'
To-day the people are also solicited to
pay money towards the erection of a mon
ument over one of the Chiefs ia this de
struction and ruination! What a commen
tary upon olden times!
MARK I C D.
At the parsonage of Rev. R. E. Wilson,
in Blooms burg, on Thursday, the 8th inst.,
Mr. James C. Sterner, of this place, to Miss
Demina R. Hoats, of Milton.
The fair couple have the thanks of the
printers for that delicious, wedding cake
sent them. Tbey ate, drank, and sang to
the doners, and hoped that the entire life ol
the happy couple might be as pleasant as
were the moments to them while devouring
the sweet cake.
At Plymouth, on Tuesday morning, June
6th, by the Rev. George D. Miles, Samuel
G. Turner, Esq., to Misa Ella G. Dietrick,
both of Luzerne county.
On the 25th of May, at the residence of
the bride's parents, by Rev. W. Goodrich,
Mr. Charles Achensach,Io Miss Catherine
Louisa Barcley, both of Orangeville,
On the ret inst., by the same, at the resi
dence of the bride's father, Mr. Wst N.
RreuEt, to Miss Anna Elizabeth Coffman,
both ol Bloomsburg.
At the M. E. Parsonage ol Bloomsburg,
by Rev. R. E. Wilson, Mr. Wm. R. Drake,
to Miss Euzabeth A. WxBBER,botb of Hem
On the 25th nit., by Rev. A. Hartman.Mr.
John C. Shultz, to Miss Mary J. Johxs ton
all of Madison township, Columbia county.
In Light Street, ou the morning of the 12th
inst., alter a short illness, Mr. Wm Shannon
aged about 30 years ; leaving a wife and
several small children.
In Bloomsburg, on Friday, May 26th, '65,
Ada Sibyl, infant daughter ol Henry & Har
riet S.Shipton aged 4 monhts and 2 days.
In Cooper township, Montour county, on
the 3d nit., of Spotted Fever. William Al-
jrid bo a of Jesse &Catbtrine CromIey,aged
i years, i month, and 10 days.
Whiskers ! !! Those wishing a fine set
of whiskers, a nice moustache, or a beau
tiful head of glossy hair, will please'readt
the card of THOS. F CHAPMAN in anoth
er part nf thi paper
1 Hired Clergy.
Air. Editor : I am constrained to believe
that the mass of our clergy are preaching
more in behalf ot "Government" than of
Christ ; and more for Green-backs than from
a sense of duty. The proof is that, during
the excitement of the pusf four years, in
stead of throwing oil upon the waters, they
have assiduously endeavored to excite the
basest passions of our people. And now,
since in spite of their efforts, peace virtu
ally reigns, they endeavor to prevent pacifi
cation by hounding on "Negro Suffrage.".
These men pretend to be followers of the
"lowly and crucified Nzarene.'; Did he
ever interfere with the political marbinery
of the times in which he was placed ? No;
though the Jews were . groaning under the
tyranny of the Romans, he declared "my
kingdom is not of this world"; "render un
to Cocsar the things that are Caar's." Nor
did he preach vengeance. He was the em
bodiment of mercy, and even for his mur
derers he breathed a prayer of forgiveness.
It is unnecessary to pcjint out further illus
trations. But maik the 1 contrast. The
clergy of the day forgetting their divine
mission preach vengeance and blood. The
moment the people wonlJ close their eye
on carnage they mount their pulpits' and
appeal to their passioas, and ask them in
name of Jubtice to commit the grossest
crimes. Can they save soula by these
means ? II no', they are wolves in sheep'a
clothing, and icstead of bread give their
congregations stones. They tell us they are
called to ihe ministry, yet scatter the flocks
confided to their care; and by neglect of
their duties have" permitted debanchery,
atheism, and indifference to come among
the people. In times of political excitement
they even descend to the arena of politics,
and hurl anathemas and vile billingsgate
upon all opponents. Nay; not content with
this they head mobs, and justify illegal i. y.
II Satan ever was sure of disciples it is
Their last hobby is "Negro Suffiage; and
the argument is that men who have louht
in onr armies should have the right of vot
ing. What cant! The Irishman, the Ger
man, foreigners of all nations have fought
for us, yet the same persons propose to
exclude them ; why ? because they are
Democratic. The ignorant negro is to be
made an engine in the hands of designing
men, is to be made the white rnan'g peer,
and though just emancipated from sla
very is to be made the power to rival free
and intelligent white men. For instance
he is said to be (be only loyalist in the
South, and hence be is to rule his former
masters make laws for their guidance
fill the offices of trust and profit, and by
these means place a premium on ignorance
In proof that the clergy are foremost in
this work, I will g'o too the following
extract "rora the Niw Yotk Tribune
THE AMERICAN CHURCHES AND NKQRO SUFFRAGE
The question whether it is right to ex
clude American citizens from the right of
suffrage on the 6ole ground of their color,
is one of too much national importance for
its discussion to be avoided.
To those who believe that all men are
created equal, and ought, therefore, to be
equal before the law, it must be very grat
ilying to observe that Ihe influence of most
ol the religious denominations of the U. S.
will be exercised on the right side.
The subject was referred to at the-May
anniversary of the American and Foreign
Christian Union, a society which, before
the outbreak of the rebellion, carefully re
frained from all politics. The Rev. Mr.
ScuJder took decided ground in favor of
negro suffrage; and the audience showed
by their applause that they agreed with
At the recent anniversary of the Bapi':'
Home Mission Society, which represents
one ol the largest' denominations of ihe U.
S., a resolution was unanimously adopted
with respect to the freedom, which declare
it to be both tfce undeniable right ol the
class referred to, and the irjdipensab!
condition of an assured peace, and ol the
highest prosperity to the country, that they
be invested with the elective franchise an-J
with all the privileges of whatever kind
that belong to American citizenship.
The Methodist Episcopal church has this
year, no General Conference but the lan
guage cf the church paper?, which, so far
as ve know, are unanimous with respect
to this question, leaves no doubt thai the
whole influence of this Church will be
cast in favor of equal rights for the negroes.
The New School Presbyterians have suf
ficiently indicated, by the cordial welcome
which they have extended to the first col
ored delegates to a General Assembly of
their Church, what position tbey intend to
assume with regard to the qne-tion.
Five years ago ihe Old School Presbyte
rians as a denomination, would probably
not have thown much sympathy with the
advocacy of negro Fuffragp; but limes have
changed, and the New Yo'k Observer,
which has so long been regarded as a lead
er among the conservative religious pres,
has this week an article favorable to the
The old anti -slavery churches which
have always excluded slaveholders from
their communion, as the Free will Baptists
and the Church of God ( Winetrennarians),
the Free Methodists, Independent Melo
dists, Evangelical Association, and tie
Northern Wing of the Protestant Metho
dists, the United Presbyterians, the Re
formed Presbyterians, the United Brethren
in Christ, and many other similar churches
are of course fa unit on this question, and
are CDitedly laboring for the establishment
ol universal suffrage.
The northern churches and societies are
nobly emulating each other in the educa
tion of the freedmen. The negroes, simul
taneously instructed in the first elements
of Christianity and of civilization, ask for
their rights. Will any society that supports
missionaries among the freec'men dare to
tell them that they ought to be excluded
from the rights of the free citizen.
The mission of such a society or such a
church would soon be at ah end; and the
colored population ol the South would at
onee join those denominations which show
them sympathy, and, therefore, enjoy their
Thus the very emulation of the churches
and religious societies in conferrin? spirit
ual benefits of the colored population of
the South, will make them favorable the
political as well aa religious education of
Soldier's Casket. We noticed the first
number of this new magazine some weeks
ago. We row have the fourth number on
our table, which fully sustains the opinion
we bad previously formed of its excellence.
It meets a literary want that has been cre
ated by the war that of a first clas sol
dier's periodical and contains articles of
high literary merit to be obtained nowhere
else Price 52 per year. C. XV. Alexander,
Bank Note Circulation Withdrawn
The Crawford County Bank and the Venan
go County Bank have withdrawn from cir
culation 5100,000 of their issues, and ihe
Kittanning Bank $50,000, and are continu
ing to make further withdrawals. This
sudden reduction must have an unfavorable
influence upoo business in the immediate
vicinity of those banks, and we cannot per
reivo i's rT?itv nor do we think i(de-
The Politico Religious Question.
THE NEGRO VOTE AGAINST THE CATHOLICS.
From the Observer (Piesbyterian).
When the fact stare&'ua in the face, thm
the votes of a religious body Bra controlled
by its priests, and these voles are so u-edas
to give to that religious body a preponder
ating influence in the political affairs of a
city, State or country, itjs the duty of patri
otic citizens to be on their guard against
such encroachment. -
"And the more zealously must that body
be watched, if its principals and practices
are known to be hostile to civil and religious
liberty. Romanism and freedom are ene
mies always and everywhere, and eternal
vigilance is the price of liberty. Even Italy
ia shaking off the domination that is now
silently but s:ead!ly fastening itself on our
backs. It is wise for us to be awake to the
The Observer, likewise, gives prominence
to a communication arguing in favor of ne
gro suffrage, in order lo counterbalance the
growing power o! the Roman Catholics in
the North. The writer says.
"I will not. stop to point out the fact that
the Papal Church has been persistently
aiming at political power. The man that
dees not see and know it is blind. The
man that does not recognise the danger
with which it menaces our institutions, "h
either ignorant or indifferent. Nor will I
take space to show that the imported
Romish vote is the element which gives it
power. Romanism is kept strong by
immigration. This immigration prom sea
to be larger in the future than even in the
past. Already in our great cities it holds
the balance of power; it may, whenevei
there comes a nearly equal division of great
parties, hold it all over ihe country.
I have just asserted that the negro vote,
when it shall become a vole, will be Pro
testant. The religious history of the negro
race has a deep meaning. Romanism has
never been able to do anything with the ne
gro race. The efforts of Rome to establish
itself in Africa stand out as perhaps the
most glaring and disastrous failure, and
that nndr the ihe very best circumstances
for success, that the history of religious
missions presents. God has so ordered it
that a like total failure should characterize
her efforts in this country. If 6he made
none, it was because there has been no
room for even the attempt. With some
inconsiderable exceptions in Maryland and
Louisiana so small in number, that we
need hot take them into the account the
whole negro population is Protestant, fixed
and unalterably Protestant."
A SHOT BACK
Fiom the Freeman's Journal,' Catholic) J
The Presbyterians are very uneasy.
They exhibit enlargement of the pupils of
the eyes, and itching of the nose. They
have been making what they call "deliver
ar.ces," but they are . such deliverauces a
the inspired prophet spoke of they have
brought forth wind only I
Tiey say the man ol sin" troubles them.
We know and so do many of their own
people ihat men of sin abound among
them. 4 The man ol sin" is in their view,
the Pope, or Popery itelf. A a dying
spasm they try, once more, the old sing
song of abnse of ihe Catholic Church.
They have been "deli vering" on the martyr
in their annual assembly. They are alarm
ed at the strides of Popery !
Some "religious" body, lately Presbyte
riau or Methodist, wanted to make a relig
ious matter of insisting on the admission of
negroes to the right lo vote ! They wanted
them, they said, to counterbalance the Irish
and German Catholic?. They claimed the
negroes as Protectants But President
Jnhoson, who has lived all his life in slave
Stales, told a set of negro preachers that
the negio thus claimed as reliable Protet
ants to the number of ' four millions"
"live ia open and notorious concabimga ! '
Is that what makes them reliable as Prote.-t-aDtf?
There are, however, two bodies each
claiming to be the presbyterian Church, in
these Slates. One claims to be the genuine
Jacobs; the other to be the original Jacobs.
They split and blacked each others' eyes,
in a quarrel, nearly thirty years ago oti some
noiious none of them knew anything about.
The git of it was, that one party held it
was in the eternal decrees of God to damn
some men eternally, and it was foolish in
these to try aud save their souls. The other
Church" we believe, held that some peo
ple ought lo wish to be damned eternally !
Tbee "played out" Presb3 terian minis
ters think they can get op a persecution ol
Catholics! Poor fools! That persecution is
fast coming on in this land, but Presbyteri
ans, or any other sect professing the name
of Christians will not be as the dust iu the
balauce toward promoting it ! The time is
not just yel!
We recomend to theie feeble folks of
Presbyterianism, to pat blankets round them
put their feet to the fire, and to lake Fahn
stock's remedy. If it don't do good, it can't
do hurt, and they are in a bad way !
REVIEW OF TI1E MARKET,
CAREFULLY corrected weekly.
FLOUR pr bbl. 9
50 LARD, per lb.
00 I DR'D APPLES2 50
00 I HAMS, 25
CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER.
JOHN F. FOWLER, of Pine township,
has been induced, through the earnest
solicitations of his many democratic friend
to offer himself as a candidate for the offiae
of COUNTY COMMISSIONER, at the ap
proaching General election, subject to the
decision of the Democratic County Conven
tion, which will convene in August next.
June 14, 1865. S3, pd.
CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER.
VylLLIAM R. DEMOTT, ol Madison
township, has been induced, through
'he solicitations of his many Democratic
friend, to authorize us to announce lo ihe
Democracy that he will be a candidate for
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, at the coming
Fall election, subject to the decision ol the
Democratic County Convention.
June 7, 1865. $3.
CANDIDATE FOR TREASURER,
OHN J. STILES, ESQ., of Benton twp.,
through the earnest solicitation of his
many Democratic friends, ha been induc
ed to offer himself as a candidate for the
office of TREASURER of Colombia Coun
ty, subject to the decision of the Demo
cratic" Convention, which will be held on
A GENTXEIflAIV, -
URED of Nervous Debility, Premature
Decay, Midihe effect of voutl.ful in.
dNore.ion, will be happy to furnish olbeis
with the means of i-ure. (f of charge.)
Thi teinedy is simple, ntfe, ami certain.
For particulars, by return mail, please
address. JOHN B. OGDEN.
June 7, 1P65. 60 Nassau St N Y.
FRESH H ALL PAPER I
JUST received a new assortment of good,
siyles of WALL PA PER, including BOR
DERING and CEILING PAPER, and a
general variety of material in his line,
which will be found on the Firs; Floor,
immetliaiely west of Lutz's Drug Store, ia
the Rupert Block, where all persons wish,
ing goods in his line will be attended to in
per-on ai alt limes.
CP Paper Hanging and executed to order
and best style, at short notice.
E. J. THORNTON.
Bloomsbnre, Jun 1. 1865.
Estate of G Lowry Kline, lute of Orange dee'd.
LETFEI S of administration on the esta'e
of G. Lowry Kline, late of Orange twp. f
Columbia county, deceased, have been
granted, by the Register ofaid county, to
Eltruda Klineresiding in the township and
county aforesaid. All persons having de
mands against the estate of the decedent
are requested to preesent them for settle
ment, and those indeebted to the estate ara
requested to make immediate payment.
Orange, Ma 31, 1865. Adm'trix.
CAME 6n the premi es of ihe ubcriber
in Hemlock township, Columbia county on
or about trie 16th ot May, 1865 j m i -rr
- iTULfJEl COW
AND CALF: ihe Cow suonon.
- - - " - lWV.
ed to De six or eight years old and calf one
year old. The owner ia requested to con e
forward, prove property, pay charges, and
lake them away, otherwise they will be ad
vertised and sold as the law directs.
May 31, 1865
To School Directors.
riHlE School Law requires that the An
nual Report ol Directors thall be filed
in the office of the Superintendent at Har
rihburg, be'ore the 15th of JULY next, or
the State appropriation shall be forfeited ;
hence it in necessary for Directors to make
out ihe Reports and forward them immedi
ately to ihe County Superintendent. The
Statistical Report is to be signed by the
President and Secretary of the old board.
On ihe ppposiiw page, under "OFFICERS
AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD," the
names and officers of ihe new board are to
be written. C.G. BARKLEY,
June 7, 1865. Co So,Vt.
Estate cf Pilis Jacknon. late of Suarlonf tup.t
Columbia county, dee'd.
ETTERS testamentary on the estete of
SilasJackj.cn. tele of Sugarloaf town
ship, Columbia county, deceased, have
been granted bv the Register of said coun
ty to DAVID LEWIS reading in Sugar lraf
township, Columbia co. All persons hav
ing clams again! the estate of the dece
dent are requested lo present ttiem for set
tlement, and those indebted lo the estate
are requested to make immediate payment.
DAVID LEWIS, Executor.
My 10, 1865 pd. S3.
Estate ot Reuben Snv tge. late of Fishingcreek
IVOTICE is hereby given that letters of
administration oti the estate of Reuben
Savage, late of Fishir.acreek township, Co
lumbia county, have been granted by tha
Register of said county, to John Wenner,
of the township and county aforesaid. All
persons having claims against the said es
late of the decedent are re qaested to pre--tent
them for settlement o f ue administra
tor, anJ Uioe owins the eslate will coma
forward and make immediate nayment.
JOHN WENNER, Adrar.
May 3, 1865 S3. '
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NEW MILLINERY SU0P
fv imm :vr: Kiiiftiiffi r'Mftiis
MISS LIZZIE BARKLEY mot resp-cN
fully announce to the citizens of Bloim's
burg and vicin'ry thai she has opened a'
NEW MILLINERY SHOP, in rooms for
merly occupied by Dr Ramsey, deceased,
on Alain St , below Market. She has a fine
assortment of Mdlinery goods, which has
been selected with care and tate. She is
prepared to do all work placed in her hands
in as neat and durable style as can be done
elsewhere. Give her a call
MISS LIZZIE BARKLEY.
Bloomsburg. April 26, 1865.
T A DIES and Gentlemen : If you wish to"
--'marry you can do so! addressing rn'e. f
will send you, without money and without
price, valuable information, that will ena
ble you to marry happily and speedily,
irrespective of age, wealth or beauty. This
inlormation will cost yon nothing and rf
you wUh to marry, I will cheerfully assist
jou. All letters strictly confidential. The
desired information sent by return mad,
and uo reward asked. Please inclose post
age or stamped envelope, addressed tV
Greenpoint, Kings Co. N. Y.
May 17, 1865. 3m.
S T ORE!
THIS ESTABLISHMENT OFFERS TO
THE PUBLIC AT
AVIIOLLSALE & RETAIL,
A VERY LUtGB STOCfi of Superior.
Family GROCERIES and all thine to live
upon in ihe line of npcearieand luxuries.
YOU CAN FIND
SUGAR, TEA, COFFEE,
SPICE. Lc. DRIED FRUIT OF
ALL KINDS. FLOUR, PORK, HAMS.
DRIED BEEF, BUTTER, CHEESE,
CRACKERS, FISH, SALT.
AND ALL THAT. Tune and space will
not admit of an enumeration of the endfes
variety of Goods which 1 offer for sale.
It is my intention to supply the wanta of
the people, and to that end shall lend all
ray energies, giving to them at all times,
the benefi: ol a decline in the market.
Having purchased largely and for Cash t
since the great decline in Gold, 1 am ena
bled to sell at correspondingly low pticea.
OyCJISII PAID FOR EGGS,
Bloomsbnrs, May 22, 1865.
ULU MADE HEW
4 PAMPHLET directing bow to speedily:
restore sight and give up spectacles,
wi'houtaidol doctor or medicine. Sent
by mail, free, oa receipt af 10 cents. Ad-
rlrais V XI lOOTl' 1 r
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