The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, February 14, 1866, Image 2
i iilii l.UHIII. 5- 70. . JACOB Y, EDITOR. C. U. Ji ARK LEY, Assistant Editor. BLCOJISLEEG, WEDXESDAI, FEB , 14, 18EC S. M. Pkttkngill & Co., 37 Tark How New York, are duly authorized to solicit and receive subscriptions and ad vertisiniz for the Star cflhe North, published it Bloomsburg, Columbia county, Penn'a. , Mather & Co.,.335 Broadway, New York, are authorized to receive subscriptions and advertising for the Star cj the North. iiiliU cf tie Democratic Commute. State Central Democrahc State Committer Room3 Habbpburg, Feb. 9, 1866. ,Tq the Lemocrmy cj Pennsylvania: The events of 4be last political canvass are yet fresb in yoor minds. Yoa announced yoar unequivocal en dorsement of the restoration policy of Pres ident Johnson, and denounced the doctrine of negro suffrage. Yoor opponents affirmed, their topport of the President, and eaaded the issve opon the qnesilon of snffrajte. A powerful organization, large official peonage and an unscrupulous use of tuocey, tecured to them the victory. 7 he record if the past month strips the mflc from the face of the victors. Tbey treat with derision the declared j.olicy of the PresidenU They have placed the Government of the Constitution in ' abeyance, arid its legislative and executive functions are usurped by a cabal of men, rho, in obedience to caucus, govern the cation through the forms of a directory. The right of each Stale lo regulate the fjm'iflcations of its electors is denied ; the y.iH-ef the people of the District of Colom i ia U overridden, and by an almost onani ' i. .oo vole. The Republican party in Con f res and Ace State Legislature accord to the negro .equal political rights with the white man. 1 he initial tep toward a war of raees has teen taken, and a consolidated gerernment looms up in -the distance. The tenets of lbe President opon these points are oor cardinal doctrine. In sus taining him we vindicate them. Organize in every cook and corner of the Corumonwealtb. "Organize to sustain the President, lb En i a tain onr priacipleelo restore the Union, (o vindicate the supremacy of yoar race, and to bring in political oblivion the meu w ho huve been false to the Un.'on, false to it eir pledges, false to the inatJCci'e of their Hood, and irne alone to the madu-89 ,nal rules the ho nr. By order of the Democrrtic State C?u :rat Committee. ' I " William A. Willace, Chairman. Who Comes first. Durirg three nights of last week, the children of Bloomsburg, of course inci ed to action by older persons, held a fair and fes- A the proceeds of which were to bo ap plied to the relief of freedmen negroes. During three nights of this week, the cl.i' !ren of Bloomsburg, probably incited by the fame person?, announce that a fair and fes tival will be held, the proceeds of which, we are told,' are to be used to alleviate the ciTjrit'gs and wants of the widows and or phans of sokliers who died, or were killed trie ervic3 of ihe late war. We ak,who conies first in Bloomsburg? Last week .as' court week, and then when a large pa tronage was expected the negro comes in to "i a the. profits.' Nothing unusual is in r .'ogress this week to bring crowds of peo i in, and the proceeds of the fair may be rvpected to be very small, this will do for im soldier, say our loyal filks. We commend the action of lbe boys lor this week and hope they may realize a LiaJeome profit from their labor. CarlShubz, in a recent speech delivered at Brooklyn, used ihe following language in reference to the restoration policy of An irew Johnson : "I do not wish to impugn .the motives of the men who inaugurated the presen? meth od of reconstruction. They are, doubles, u with good and bonet motives. Tbe.'O i however, an old proverb that hell is pav ed wjtb, good intention". " . .... . This renegade, who escaped (he halter by fleeing from his own native country, onder ihe guilt of treason, ia one of the mouth-t-ieces of Ihe destruction party of the United Nates, fie becomes as bold and lawless pre as Id bra native land, and joins hauids "iib the crew of partisans, who all ihe J. us!itntion a league xciih hell, while he 'alms that action founded opon the pr:nci- I 'es of the came constitution sresueh as kdl paved and he is applanded. . If n.rentionsoca as Andrew Johnson declares i- hi restoration policy, shall be seen by dri Schurz, when he departs this life and f'ttiM the place of which he describes the (Tiatertal . of the pavement information probably gained through the medium of the pirn of J. B. it may be presumed that vhen the intentions he harbors shall ttave ?n placed iher, there will be an increas 5 J terror in those regions. A J GLOsrBBPKWiCR, having dissolved co rtpcrsho wir"a William 'H. Welsh in Ihe 'jMieauon 01 ids Aget iur. eun ui u- ..- - -. S II. IT'-l 1. U J r.itted in partnership with him, James M. ",obb. The Age has been an able and ear ,pst Democratic" paper, while onder the oatrol of tie firM publisher, and from the -ne cf theV paper since the partial cbange raMl?hers. we expect to Cod it quite as ;i if wot better. Mr Robb is & epiritedl :r cf c.cch ab'.lity. i3i.il 11 . LtgSllatlTf. , , In glancing over some of the -late pro ceedings of the Legislature, we. notice that the Member from this District has intro doced the following bills: A bill providing for the pa) ment of local bounties to Veteran Volunteers. This bill is general, and no doubt will meet the hear ty approval of the soldiers and their friends. A bill incorporating the Centralis Water Company. A bill authorizing the appointment of Commissioners to lay oot.a new road be tween Ashland, Schuylkill county, and Cen tralia, Colombia county. - A bill incorporating the Montour and Col orada Gold Mining Company. A bill changing the time of holding the Spring Elections in the Borough of Berwick, fixing it at the same time the township elec tions are he'd ic this county. We also notice that patois have Ucn presented from Citizen; ot Columbia county, and refe.:ied lo the proper committee pray ing for the passage of more stringent laws for ihe punishment of horse thievesand like criminals. This being the only County moving in lbe last mentioned matter it may hardly be expeted that any altera'ion will be made in the law in that particular. Im portant general laws are not so easily made or changed, as some people may imagine. A local bill was paused a few days since, increasing the fees of certain officers for the cour.ties of Crawford, Bradford, Susqne hanna, Sullivan and Wyoming, to which the county of Montour was included at the instance of the Member representing this District. These counties received no bene fit of the bill which was parsed at the last session, increasing lbe fees of county offi cers of this Commonwealth ; they being ex cluded from the' provisions ef the bill, by the Members representing those counties, upon the ground that the people in those counties were not desirous of any increase of lees. A bill war passed on the 8th inst., for the relief of certain citizens of Chambersburg and vicinity, whose property was destroyed by fire, by the rebels, on the 13th of Ju'y, 1864. The vote on the bill stands 73 yess to 23 nays ; the DemoctaU supporting Ihe bill with but two exceptions.' The Repub lican side of the House made a fierce fight against the bill. This bill provides for the appointment of appraisers by the Court of Dauphin county, whose duty shall be to as sess the damages. The bill, also appropri ates the snm of five hundred thousand dol lars for this ebariiable purpose? The appraisers shalas soon as they will have finished their duties of assessing dam ages, make return to ihe Auditor General of all the petitions presented to them, with the awards, thereon, and when snch return has been filed, the said sum of five hundred thousand dollars shall be apportioned to ssid awards, pro rale, upon the valuation of the losses admitted, by the Auditor General, and his warrant shall be drawn upon the Treas urer in favor of the persons to whom the awards and apportionment have been made and the snms thus ascertained to be due re spectively to sufTererSjShall be paid to them or their heirs, executors, administrators or assign, npon their receipting for the same, , w,uch receipts shall stale the amount paid, and authorize ihe JState to receive from the GenVraf Government said ums out of any monej-which may hereafter be appropria ted by Congress lo. compensate luerrl for losses sustained by the war. It also pro vides for pw'virig the appraisers four dollars per day whi" employed in making the as sessments, and their clerk three dollars per TL'w" War Opens. The war between 'be Radicals and the President, opens fair.'j"- Johnson's opin ions declared some two' weeks ago through the press, incited the ire of Tbad. Stevens to so great an extent as .to bring from his negro amalgamations!, a tbi eat of decapi tation, and violent threats of n'ding over the President, who is a part of the law-making power ol the country, by refut;ng to sub mit to him the works of Congrfsa for his approval or veto, according to the demands oi the Constitution. Samner in order to avoid the opposition of ihe President, pro poses to lake another rout to get to negro equality. He throws Constitutional restric tions, and Constitutional amendments over bis shoulder, and begins a direct operation to wholly annihilate State privileges by di rect action in matters exclusively .reserved to the States. . But there comes a terrible fire from the West. Tbe Chicago Tribune, the most rad ical, and withal the most able journal of the Abolition party cuts loose from the Presi dent, and does him honor in the following language: Mr. Johnson has for months been very BtveCt to both sides, but he is approaching ihe poi.?t now where be must get down from the le:ce, on one side or the other. In a few daye wi.'.1-be presented to bira a bill abolishiBg slavery n the District ol Colom bia, which be must evther sign or veto. Then will come Trumbull's civil rights bill and the bill to enlarge the powers of the Freedmen's Bureau. The President cannol sign any one of these bills without aban doning bis expectations of being aepported by tbe late rebel element for the next Pres idency. There are three reasons why he Joes not want to abandon that suoport : 1, be has forfeited all claim to" Republi can support in order to get this Southern support, and while it holds out to him some hop-e of being re-elected, no other policy does'. . 2. Ji9 a Southern politician, of Democrat ic instincts, he believes that the way to be elected President ia to divide the Northern vote s no' unite ihe South. By forty years grazing in tbe Democratic pastures, this taith ha got into bones, as those of sheep turn, red by feeding on madder. He ex pects to be elected in the same way that Martin Van Bnren, James K. Polk, Frank lin Pierce, and James Buchanan were. 3. Not being a statesman, nor a man of any high order of intellect nor elevaiton ot eentiment, he has never been more than sopercialiy Republican, and now gravitates by force of his affinities toward politicians of his own class, and they are to be found among tbe three classes of nee who are alike in despising . "ideas"-especial!y those of liberty; , Largs crops of cotton and tobacco will be planted in Southern Illicoi Ibis year. , Tbe Bloody lUematire. Mr. Sumner is very frank. He. tells the Senate plainly that the alternative for which we must be prepared, if negro suffrage fail, is a bloody revolt of the freedmen, in com parison with which Saint Domingo was nothing a revolt, too, in whose behalf the Almighty and Mr. Sumner (though this last auxiliary don't count for much in the fight ing line) will fight. That we may not be supposed to overstate this, we give bis very words: The freedman, though forbearing end slow toanger, will not submit to outrage always. He will resist, resistance will-be organized, and here will beein the terrible war of races foreseen bv Jefferson, wher? God in all bis at.ributes, has noo which csn take part with the 0n5r;s0rs The tragedy of Saint Dorftigo will be renewed on a wider thriter) wil0 bloodier incidents. e w'rnert w tQja D;.ior:c precedent. It W3.l iue denial of rights to colored people, after excessive promises, which caused that fearful insurrection. Alter various vicissi tudes, during which lbe rights of citizenship were conferred on free people of color and then resumed, tbe slaves at lasl rose, and here the soul sickens at the recital. The name ot Toussaint L'Ouverture, a black of unmixed blood, who placed him self at the head of bis race, showing the genius of war and the genius of statesman ship alfo. Under hie. magnanimous rule the beautiful iland began to smile once more, agriculture revived, comnr.erce look a new start, the whites were protected in person and property, and a constitution was adopted acknowledging the authority of France, bnt making no distinction on ac count of color or race. In an evil hour this policy was reversed by a decree of Napo leon Bonapar e ; war revived and the French army was compelled io succumb ; the con nection of Si. Domingo- with France was broken, and this island became a black re public. All thin dreary catalogue of murder, bat tle, sorrow and woe, began in the denial of justice to the colored race. And only re cently we have listened to a similar tragedy from Jamaica, thus swelling the terrible testimony. Like causes produce like ef fects, therefore all this will be ours if we madly persist in ihe same Henial of justice. The freedmen among us are not unlike the freedmen of St. Domingo or Jamaica ; ihey have the same organs, dimensions, senses, affactions, passions, and above all the same sense of wrong, and the same revenge passing from tbe necessity of tbe case. " There is one soul that does not sicken at this recital, end that soul is Mr. Charles Sumnere. He thinks and, in so many words, he says that revenge from the ne cessity ot the case is natural, and there is no page in modern story which he reads with as much sympathy as he does the record of tbe burning of Cap. Francats no canon so holy and sacred as that of Tous saint L'Ouverture. It is simply horrible that such language Is tolerated. It is more horrible that it should, as we doubt not it is, be approved. Tbe North Amencan of yes terday, while it treats Sumner's proposed amendment with contempt and calls it 'nonsense," has no word of condemnation for sentiments such as these. Bnt Mr. Sum ner's historical statements are false and delusive. Ha know3, none better, for it has been a favorite study long, that but for the meddlesome interference of the "Amis des ! Noirs" in Revolutionary Paris, and the de cree of 179 1, Saint Domingo would at this hour have been as contented and prosper ous a colony as Cuba is. Such meu as Brissot de Warville (French Sumners) set the ball in motion with'a cry against "ulic arcby," and caste and nero slavery. They filled the beads of negroes in the distant colonies with notions of political equality. TaP made "freedmen" of them, and the end was bJ?cd, because, says Mr. Sumner, they ?id nof get .more" and all they wanled. But it shouId be remembered 'bat before this blood came, tbe agitators Oi ihe .mis chief bad themselves perished. BrUsot and his Girondists, tbe especial black man's friends, Lad gone to the scaffold, if we mistake not, for oar common place book is not at band to verify our dates, before the great consummation in Saint Domingo. The American reaction, we trust, will not be as sharp as tbe French one, but it may come, and the cry against Charles Sumner may be as loud as one once was, here in the North here in Philadelphia against John Brown Age. Fred. Docglass and his white allies are highly scandalized at the President's reply lo the negro delegation. Tbe feeling among the radicals in Congress is very bitter lr ward the Executive. Sumner. ' Wilson, Thad. Stevens and Kelley, are exceedingly sour. They realize at last who they have got to fight. They cannot begin to carry two thirds of either House with them in support of their obnoxious measures, and as the President is fortunately armed with the veto power, they are just now iu a quandary what to do next. The so-called Reconstruction Committee have come loa stand still. They have buried tbe creden tials of the Southern members, and are doubtless satisfied with that portion of their business. It is hinted ihat they will soon introduce some ne measure, providing for, what they call, additional guarantees. They ronld lo guarantee, or perpetu ate their hold, on tbe" public treasury for ever, bat they can't accomplish it by any legislation they may propose. The people will decide that question at the coming election, spite of all "Thaddens & Co." can do. Suicide.- We regret to announce that Mr. Henry D. Seyberi, one of the most respect able citizens of Salem township, Luzerne coonty, committed suicide by hanging him self with a baiter in his baro, on Wednes day afternoon last. This sad affair resul'ed from deep distress of mind on account of the supposed death of a son, who bad taken the bounty and enlisted ia the United S:ates army for the suppression of the rebellion. Notwithstanding his distressed father bad made every effort in his power to discover his whereabouts, he failed to gather any trace of bira, or as to his probable fate. This baa weighed so heavily on his mind", that it is supposed in a fit of abstraction 'he committed the fatal deed. Tbe unfortunate occurrence has cast a deep gloom over the entire community, as be was a man univer sally beloved and esteemed. Berwick Gas xeite. Bsmaoce and Reality. Many of the citizens of Pottsville no doubt remember ahandsome, dashing young officer of the Seventeenth United States in fantry, Lieut. Ed. McConnel, who was for merly stationed here on recruiting service. 1 Lieut. Ned" was a brave and distinguished officer, and being fine-looking, and of a gay and festive turn generally, he was quite a favorite with many of tbe ladies and "fast" men here. Some time after leaveing here the Lien tenant rose to the position of a Major,, and was appointed Provost Marshal ol St. Louis. . ... ...v "iou'.;uio uj vviuri veu o ue in nar- tisborg freouentlv. and became too intimate with the daughter of Gov. Cor'.in to suit the fancy of the Governor, who finally ordered him to discontiue his visits. One day however, Major McConnell and tbe Governor's daughter stepped into the office of tome magistrate to the Governor unknown, and were married The bride re turned home, and not long after the Major called to see her, when the 'stern parent'ob jecting, he was made acquainted with the true position of afliirs. Of course, he "ex alted the antique Nicholas" generally, but finally cooled down and proposed lo send his daughter, who was rather young, to a boarding school for a year before she en tered into the responsibilites of housekeep ing, etc. This plan was carried out, and the youthful bride was sent off to a distant seminary. Major Ned, becoming dissatufied with this arrangement, carried the young lady off again. But Msjor Ned,the sosipe say, was inclined to fast living, and the ' course of true love" didn't rnn smooth. The Govern or went to sea for lbe benefit of bis health Cupid did the same, probably, and the ro mantic onion of the Major and his. partner ended in a most onromantic squabble. Last week a bill of divorce in their cae was passed by lbe Legislature at Harrisburg and the illy-matched pair, were separated as suddenly and as much to the surprise of the gossips as they had been united. Major Ned Is again a gay single man, emd the young lady a miss; and both parlies will doubtless be a little more cautious next time about "tying tbe knot with the tongue that can't be untied, with ihe teeth." Pottsville Standard. Yestepdav afternoon, says the Lancaster Intelligencer of the 3d inst., we were favored with a visit from a "lady of high degree" in this city. She claims to stand high in social life, and is of the fashionable hoe about tbe color of a new saddle. She has long presided over the household affair of that grim old Mephistophelean septuagena rian who so admirably represents ihe sparse negro population of Lancaster county, and so complejely misrepresents the voters of this Congressianal district, by ignoring ev erything that seems to have any relation to the interests of the white race. We are proverbially polite, especially to the ladies. Being a bachelor, we have an amiable weakness that way. Whether they be maid, widow, or blooming matron, we are always at their command. Recog nizing the voice which accosted us from be hind as that of 'a female, though it was somewhat cracked, and a little harsh with al, we turned round with our courtliest smile. Judge, reader, of our amazement when we saw before us a dingy tesmagant, laboring under intense excitement, with eyes that flashed a vengeful fire. A torrent of accus ing words issued from her lips. We were amazed, stunned, stupifiad. Before we could recover oar accustomed equinimity, th- very imposing form of the most corpu lent member of our firm appeared opon the ;oene of action, when the following dialogue ensued : Thad. Steve' Hocsekecper. Why wbj did you publish me in yonf pspert Our Corpulent Partner. (la the peculiar bland lone of voice for which he is noted ) Madame, when did we publish you in tbe paper? What do you mean? Tbad. Si evens' Housekeeper. didn't you call me Mr. Stevens' idol? Our Partner. With a roguish leer in his eye) Are yoa his idol? O'.d Thad.'a Housekeeper. (Excitedly, i and with a convulsive gasp ttat threatened to choke her.) No no! Our Partner. Wi:h one o! his broadest smiles) Why, then, raadame, do yoa ap ply it to yourself ? Mr. Stevens' Houskeeper. With a won derfully self-important air.) I have been waited upon by more than a dozen white ladies and gentlemen; all of whom have in sisted that I ought to come and demand an apology. Our Partner: (With a lowering dignily commensurate with the occasion.) Mad ame, we have no apology to make. Hon.(?) Thaddeus Stevens' Housekeeper (With the air of one who wouIJ protect another ) You are always abusing Mr. Stevens. Oor Partner. (With a glow of patriotic excitement on bis honest face.) Mr. Ste veDr acts are public property, and we have yet lo learn that we must consult yoa in re gard to what we shall say of them or him Are you hi keeper ? Houskeeper of Our Congressmen (In dignantly.) No! But I have plenty of back ing lots of it while at that. Our Partner. (Savagelv.) Why dibn't you send some of your white backers here? We might have known better bow to deal with them. Old Tbsd.'s Housekeeper. (In a fary.) If if ever if ever my Dime appears in your paper again I will will cowhide the editor I Exit the tan-colored termagant, in a fury; clamming the door behind her. Gkorcc Sanderson, Democrat, was re elected Mayor of Lancaster city, Pa., on the 6th inst., over John B. Livingstone, Repub lican, by one hundred and sevenly-nine majority. A man named Campbe II was driven from bis house, near Uiica, New York, on Tues day evening, of last week, and murdered by a. party of five yonng men. The murderers have been arrested. EDUCATIONAL. Atendacee of Pupils. Upon. this subject the State Superintend ent of Common Schools of Pennsylvania, Mr. C. R. Cobcrk, ii his report of 1865 makes the following pertinent remarks: "There is no other one caose that so completely neutralizes the exertions ot teachers and school officers as the irregular ity of attendance of the pupils. -It will be seen by reference to the statistical - tables for the several counties, that ibis evil, al though alarming as it has hitherto been, is increasing, and that the attendance in. the whole State is but 628 per centnm, and in some counties even below. The evils of such a courpe cannot be estimated. Of lbe 629,587 children that bad their names entered on the teachers' rolls io our public schools during the year, the average attendance has been only 396 701. Some have attended but a few days, some but a few weeks, but none of the delinquents have attended with sufficient regularity to derive much advantage from the school. Thus a large army is coming upon the stage each year, the members of which are not prepared by mental and moral culture for the duties of citizens, and this, notwithstand ing the facilities offered by the mnnificense of the State for their education. Property holders are called upon lo pay taxes to ed ucate the children, and then because parents do not send them lo school, they must again be taxed to bring to justice and pun ishment those same children, for crimes committed, which, with proper culture, would have been avoided. This matter is still worse when we con sider that the evil is by no means confined to the pupils who are irregular. No teach er can do as well by the regular attendants, when severa 1 in each class are occasional ly absent, as he can when the classes are always fnll. The delinquents injure and retard the progress of the whole school. Parents, as a general thing, keep their children at home, in order to have the ben efit of their labor. Thus, for the sake of money, they defraud their offspring out of thai which, if they possessed, they would not in after life sell lor all the treasures their parents can bequeath; and at the time time they send them lo prey upon the same community that has paid liberally for their education. A question worthy the serious considera tion of our law makers presents itself here. Can nothing be done to remedy this evil ? Can no inducements be offered to parents that shall incline ihem to permit their children to get an education a mo ive that shall have a power stronger than moaey ? Must citizens pay millions of dollars an nually for the education ol tbe youth of the Commonwealth, and then have one-third or more, of the chifdren Bttend school only occasionally? For it should be remember ed that the expense of a school, where all Ihe children attend every day, is no greater than it is for a school of similar gnde, where one-:hird or one-half are present but two or three days in the week. This crying evil calls loudly for a remedy. Court Procsedikgs, February Term 1S66. Com. vs John Johnson, jr., Samuel John son, jr. aud Aaron Johnson. Indictment Malicious Mischief. True bill. Verdict finding John Johnson, jr., and Saracel John son, jr., not coilty : Aaron Johnon Guilty in manner and form an indicted. Sentence of Court A fine of twenty-five dollars and cost. Com. vs. Dennis 0Neal Iudic'.ment Malicious Mischief. True bill. Defendant plead guilty. Senlence ol Court A fine of one dollar and costs of prosecution. Com. vs. Simon P. Case Indictment Assault and Battery. True bill Verdict nol guilty. Prosecutor and Defendant each pay one half of costs. Corrit vs. Susan Anderson Indictment Assault and Batterry. Not "a true bill. County to pay the costs. Com. vs. George Dodson and Charles Dodson Indiclmel Assault and Escape True bill. Nolle Froetque entered. Odr Stirdindg Armv. We have repeat edly denounced the determination which is exhibited to keep up a large etandingjarmy, now that all need of such an institution has passed away. We heartily commend the following timely remarks on the subject which we find in the New York Ti ttups of the 24th nil. We entreat Congress to ponder long and anxiously before conenting to pass Gen. Wilson's bill proposing to increase the per sonnl of our regular army to some Seventy Thousand men. If that Bill becomes a law, at least Thirty Millions per annum will be added by it to Ihe taxea of our people; aud for what? "To add Forty Thousand men to our Army," say you ? Then you are griev ously mistaken. We shall at most have but tbe skeleton of an army; officers without soldier, regiments on the books dwindled to companies on parade; bloodless, fleshlef-s skeleton, with bony jaws grinning at the folly which called them into being. Men in Congress! save us from this costly illu sion ! Ample experience proves that the ranks of our little Army of Fifteen to Twenty Thousand never were nor could be kepi lull in time of peace, they were often half lull. Now, War is going out of fashion ; and every mac in oqr ranks beyond the first Twenty Thousand will have cost S500 by the time he has fairly joined his regiment Then why expand ? We are groaning under unprecedented taxation, which must be yet more severely felt as prices decline towards a specie standard. Economists in congress! save us from the passage of this most need lessly oppressive measure ! Ths Legislature of Idaho has unanimously endorsed the reconstruction policy of Presi dent Johnson and the administration, pledg ing both a beany support. Tr.ey have granted a territorial charter for the branch Pacific Railroad, from Salt Lake lo the Co lombia, through tbe valley of the Snake River. There will be a large sale of government property at Forlress Monroe on the 23d ir- 1 stant. Tbe Girl that Wrart Balmoral Booti. A nanghty editor has the audacity to print tbe following from a private letter : Dear : I've jnst returned from ska ting, and I had such a splendid lime that I must sit right down and tell yon of it. You know this wa my first attempt, and 1 cot pilong so finely that I got a number ol com j plimeiits 'Twas not the compliment 1 cared for of course not. Twas only the thought that, some of these limes I would be able to skate so as to astonirh the natives. Why, even yon would have to stand back and admire. There was one little girl who skated beautifully. She ran a race with a gentleman, and won. And well might she win ! She had skated all her life. Oh, I must tell you, before I forget it I fell down twice. After I had fallen down tho second time, Tenie came rushtr.g cp to me and said "Oh, M ! how you show your lgs!' (yes, she said legs,) but I didn't care, for I had been particular to put on all clean ami pretty clothe before we started ou. I had a pair of those balmoral boots on, which come rjp nery high, and have a pre'ty red tassel to top ofT with. The contrast between my black boots red asels, and white stock ings, was boh jotiet distingue. . A Peaceable Little Arrangement. The Washing'oi (Pa,) Review thus de-scribes a dainty little toy that can discharge twenty four full sized cartridges per minute at an offending object. We advise all the Mary Harrises to set one. Mr. Frank'.in Parkin- eon, of Morris township, has had several of his breech-loading magazine guns manu factured, and it is a perfect success. The magazine holds twenty-four loads, war size, which can be discharged in a minute The magazine can be tilled in half a minnte. The wonderful and terrible character of this weapon will b9 realized by the reader when he thinks that a regiment of men conld in one minute discharge opon an enemy twenty-five thousand leaden mistle of dea'b. Of conre such a hurricane of lead could not be resisted by human courage, and would make ihe army possessing it pfrfectly im pregnable. We understand the patent is lor sale, and we have no doubt Mr. P will find plenty of purchasers. In using Internal Revenue Stamp. would be well for persons to remember that they ere required by law, to write the initials of their names and the date, in ink, on the face of lbe Stamp, so to prevent its beir g Bird again. An exception is nude in the cafe of proprietors of certain articles, put op in boxes, bottles or package, who fur nish their own designs ior Mumps, which must be so placed as to be effectually de IroyeJ, before ihe crnten's can be ued. The Commissioner of 1'iternal Revenue has issued a circular to all Collectors, Assessors, &c , to institute suit for the recovery of the prescribed penalties against persons, who are notified and persist in using stamp without effectually cancelling them as re quired by law. Lat vouz ol our readers be caught napping. - Savs the Cons'itutional Uiion, of Washing, ten. D. C. : While strenuous efforts are making to enlarge ihe Freedmen's Bureau, and thereby give additional protection to the colored race, it would be well to in crease the protection of the white citizen and soldiers ol this city against their many, and in some cases unparalleled depredations An act of s'n gular atrocity is now under ex amination belore the criminal court, of th District. A negro is ci trial to day for shootir.g a soIJier who, at the lime cl tbe deadly assault, was pHfin;r q'tiet'y by WiU larJ's Hotel, toward the heac'q laners o General Augur. The negro wiibuut provo cation or previous knowledge of the mn stepped up and fired his revolver, when within a few inches of the soldier's head The shot took effect and came near result ing in the victim's death. Toast To THE lADiEi. We appeid the Utest toast to the Indies, which was got ofl at a recent public dinner : The ladies May their virions ever p ceed the magnitude ol their kirt, whi'. their lau'.U remain smaller than tneir to i nets." Fifteen Years Ago HOSTE ITER'S STOMA (.11 I1TTER was struggling into notice a:;ai:iM the prejudice? which ever) thing new, however excellent, is dootnevl to encounter TO-DAY it stands at the head of all the tonic and al erative preparations in existence. Its celebrity has evoked many imitation but no rivals. Physicians pronounce it the om.t safe sTiMLi.aT that ha ever been introduced into the sick chamber. In ihe Hospitals of Ihe Army and Navy, the sur geon s find it Ihe very best tonic for conva lescents, and report it as invaluable for sustaining the vigor of troops on the march, as a remedy for scurvy and all scorbutic affections, and as the only specific for sea sickness. California and Australia have emphatically indorsed it as the Miser's Mi diu.se pat cxullence, and in Spanish America and all the tropical clima e, it is considered the tny reliable antidote to ep idemic fevers. There is no mystery about the causes ol its success. Itith.eonly stomachic and alterative in which are co nbined the grand requisites of a mild, pure and unvitiated vegetable stimulant, wivh the finest selec tion of tonic, anti-bi lliou s anti-scorbutic, aperient, and deparative herbs,plants,roots and barks that have ever been intermixed in a medicinal preparation. The Bitters h-ve this distinctive quality, which is nol shared, it is believed, by any tonic, tincture or extract in the world : Ihey do nol excite the pulse, though they infuse a wonderful degree of vigor into the nervous system, and strengthen and sus tain the whole physical organization. It is also pioper lo state that tbe Bitters are sold exclusively under glass, and nev er by the gallon or barrel. Irapotcrs and imitators are abroad, and the only safe guard the public has against them is io t-ee that the Bitters (hey buy bear tbe engra ved label and rote of hand of Messrs. Hos teller & Smith, and th government stamp over the cork of ih) bojiie. I am composed of eighteen letters. My 3, 15, 15 13 io, is part of tl. head. My 1 5, IS, 4, 8 17, Is man's name. My 9, 7, S, I, U an animal. My 9 18, 15, 1. W, 16, ia a irl' r.ame My 7. 15, 12, II i a narne of State. My 3, 16, 9, 17, 13, 15, 6, it name of a town n New Jersey. My 16. 14,7, 18. 'u a neme cf a river in Europe. My whole is a rump of a great poet. I bh composed nf sixteen letter,. My 16. 1 1. 6, 2, i possess! by all. My I, 2, 16. is a boys name. My 5, 1 1, 16, is a pari ol the body. My II, 3, 12. 5 i a girls name. My 13, 11, 3 2, is the name of one who explored the Arctic ocean. My 11, 7, 10, is something compjsing the" 'mopiier-i. My 15, 12, i a preposition. My 4, II, 16, 2, is n girU natie. My 9, 5 8. is ned in the nmrrnr. My 14, 11,3 2,i a name of a bady of water My whole is the name ofa gr4i Philos opher. J. L P. Answers next week- MARR IE D. 0:i Thursday, the 1st of February. 1885. ai the residence of ihe bride mother, by he Rev. Mr Crilenden, Mr John Fruit, of Brighton, Macconp'o county. III., lo Mi Hatiie N. Barber, of . Joseph Co., I.di ana ; bolh formeiiy of Columbia count), P. On the 1st inst. by Rev. NatTmnUI Spesr, Jacob Shnltz, of Jickson lvp.. io Miss Sa villa Bishline, ol Benton twp , Col. Co. On ihe 8th ir.st., hy the same, Pe'er Hy man, io Mis Suvilla Kitchen, bOib of Greenwood. Oa the 6th ini., !v the Rsv. William J. Eyer, Mr Samuel S'anffer. of Rmgtowii, Schuylkill county, ano1 Mis Suy Btebe'r', of Roaringcreek, Columbia eon'y. At Ca'awissa, on the 23J u!t. nt the resi dence cf the bri le's lthr by Her. F Gel bart. Jacob H Creay, to Sarah E J jH:, a'l of Cilawissa Pa. .1) I E D. In Orange township, Colombia county, on the $th inst 73 years. In llem'ock, nn the 4 h "m . Mr. Joli M. Barton, ud 35 )ear and 7 mouth. In Montour mwnship, on the 4'h ini.. Coward E Roberts, son of Cad waltudpr and nnd Ann Huberts, aged 17 year and 8 moniU. REVIEW OF THE MARKET. CAREyfl.LT CORRECTED WEEKLY. WHEAT, 2 1 00 00 R( 40 M) BUTTER, EGGS. T A I. LOW. LARD per lb. POTATOES. 40 30 12 20 I no CORN, OATS. BUCKWHEA1 1 FLOUR pr 1M 12 DO CLOVEKSEEI) 6 25 Dll'D APPLES2 2 HAMS, 20 GROCERIES AND EVIt. i:i;ri:iM., laino hcn-M L. iim.yoi'- Iniv'lKX STOIllv, m mow prepare ! to !! Groceries l VVI;ol -ale or Retail, as C'te; a the Cheapest niSKR TOU VAX FliMI SUGARS. IKXS. COFFEE. M'RUi'S. SPICES, CRACKERS, STARCH, SODA, CORN STARCH, DRIED FRUIT, CANNED FRL1I, WOODEN - WARE. FLOUR FISH, BEANS, ONIONS. &:.' r.ni. w. Euvr.u.. Bloom. -I unr, Esb. u, 't55 . Miller's Store. or Full& Winter Goods. 'jMIE subscriber ha jti-l returned frorn ihe oities with another large and e!et l i-ort in?' l 'f Fail ami If'iiUr' Ooodi, pnrc!ise.l f! Philadelphia and Nw VorST, l tlit lowest (i'4tire, ani! w l;ie.:j he is detr aii'ied to sell on a moder-ts terms n c e nroeured el.-e where in Bloomsburg. His Mook com prsp LJl DIE'S DIt ESS GOODS :f the chriret syl and latest fashion e lO'jwiher wth a lapje -nrimen of DIIY-GOODS. MUSLINS. CLOTHS, AND VBSTINGS. A I.SO, GROCERIES. HARDWARE. QUEENS W A ilE, CEDAR W A R I HOLLOW WARE. NA1I.S. IRON1 UOOTS4'SH01':s. HATSCAPSVc. In short, everything usually kept in rutin try stores, to which he invites the attention of the public generally. The highest price will be pad for conn try produce, it. exchange for eonds. STEPHEN H. MILLER. Bloomsbnrsr, Nov. 22. 1865. TOBACCO AND tlOAK STORE. At Stroup's Old Stand, on Main Sired. THE undersigned, having opened the Store formerly occupied by David Stronp as a Grocery, and iu(nihed it with a large and varied assortment of excellent TOBACCO AND CIGARS, mol respectfully invites the patronage of the citizens of Bloomsburg and vicinity. He i prepared to sell at wholesale and retail, npon the mot reasonable terms. Merchants, Hotel keepers, and Grocery, men, would do weil to give him a call. CFAI1 kinds of Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, in large and small quantities, can tantly on hand for sale. H. H. HJJNS3ERGER. Bloomsburg, Sept. 13, 1865. CHAS. G. BARKLEY, Attorney nt Law, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA CO., PA. I "17 ILL practice in tbe several Courts of Columbia county. All legal business intrusted ia his cars shall receive prompt attention. O F F I C E, On Main Stree', Exchange Bnildings, over Miller's StCiB. April 13, 18R4. " $OQ A MOKTII ! AGENTS wanted V"7 lor six entirely rew articles, inst out. Address O. T. GARRY, City Building Biddeford, Bl. Die. SP'CMr.