Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, March 25, 1863, Image 2

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    Raftsman's Jnimtal.
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The Copperheads don't like the Union
Leagues which are being formed all over t"he
country. In them they see the defeat of all
their treasonable plans, they, therefore, at
tempt to make them obnoxious by declaring
that the members entertain "vastly more dan-
gerous purposes than were ever contempla-
ted by Knownotbingism." Not a word have
they to say in condemnation of the Knights of
the Golden Circle, whose oaths are of such a
natnre that persons who hare repented of
joining the latter decline to repeat their oaths
on the "ground that they would make them
selves amenable to the laws against treason.
The object of the Union Leagues, if we are
correctly informed, is to uphold the Govern
ment of the United States. The members
pledge themselves to stand by the legally con
stituted authorities to maintain the Constitu
tion to preserve the Union to maintain the
Laws and to oppose treason in whatsoever
gnise it may appear. These Union Leagues
originated in the Border Slave States, and to
them are we indebted for keeping Missouri,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware
oat of the power of Jeff Davis and his traitor
Confederacy. They were the nucleus around
which the loyal men of those States gathered,
and the means by which they were enabled
successftiRy to counteract the poison which
the emissaries ol treason were diffusing a
mongst their people.
These are the "dangerous purposes" of
which the Copperhead editors complain.
IV ell we admit that they are "dangerous,"
not, however, to the Federal Government and
loyal citizens, but to the Rattle-snake Con
federacy of J eft Davis, and his Copperhead
allies at the North. And that is the ressou
why the latter are so bitterly opposed to the
Union Leagues. The Leagues are loyal or
ganixations for loyal men, and it is expected
that only such will join tbent.
On onr first page, to-day, will be found the
speech of BeDjamin H. Brewster, Esq.", of
Philadelphia, at the great Union meeting held
in that city on Wednesday the 11th of March.
For many years Sir. Brewster has been ranked
among the most prominent Democrats in this
State. He has always been considered as be
longing to the ultra Class of his party, and as
favoring the doctrines of the ultra men of the
south. lie "was generally selected as their
counsellor in the fugitive slave cases in Phil
adelphia. In view of these facts, his present
position is the more significent. It shows that
the loyal Democrats of the country have final
ly decided to anlte their voices, and "their
lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors,"
with the Republicans, in a determination to
uphold the Administration and the Govern
ment in its struggle with the rebellion, and to
maintain the Constitution and laws against
treason, either North or South. Party hacks
have sought to prostitute the interests of the
country to the interests of party ; but the
day Is at hand, when the honest and loyal men
everywhere will spurn all such miserable de
vices to strengthen the rebellion and injure
the Union. Read the speech by all means.
We noticed briefly in onr last issue that
Charles H. Constable, Judge of the Fourth Ju
dicial Circuit of Illinois, had been arrested for
resisting the arrest of deserters. It seems
that two Sergeants had arrested four deserters
in Clarke county, Illinois. On their way to
the cars, the Sergeants were taken into custo
dy by a constable, on a charge of kidnapping,
and being brought before Judge Constable, he
committed them to jail, and set at liberty the
four deserters. These facts coming to the
knowledge of Gen. Wright, that officer order
ed Col. U. B. Carrington to arrest the Judge.
Col. Carrington left with 200 men for the town
in which the Court was being held. Be plac
ed his men at the outskirts of the town, and
proceeded himself, with perhaps a dozen oth
ers, to the eourt house, and made the arrest
in a quiet and peaceable manner. lie imme
diately proceeded to Indianapolis with the
Judge, who will be tried by the United States
Court. Three of the deserters were rearrest
ed and also taken to Indianapolis.
Tn R actios. At the late election In Au
gusta, Maine, the Republicans gave their can
didate for Mayor exactly the number of votes
they gave for Mr. Lincoln in I860, notwith
standing they have sent hundreds of volun
teers to the war. Their msjerity is 114 more
than in 1862. The -party, tbereaboats, does
not seem to be running down.
Exkctiov at ELvaaiSBUEQ. A.S. Roumfort,
the copperhead candidate, was elected Mayor
of Harrisbnrg, on the 20th, by 88 majority.
Last fall, when be was a candidate for the Le
gislate re, he carried the city by a 266 majori
ty j showing a Union gain of 228 the smal
lest majority ever given for Loeofoco candi
date in Harrisbnrg.
; Gold has gone op to 426 per cent, ia Rich
mond, and what is deemed good authority re
ports private transactions to a considerable a
mount at as Mgh as 600 per cent.
The editors of the Copperhead orgin In this
place, in their last issue, inde an attempt to
correct our coternpOrary, the Harrisbnrg Tel
rgraph, in reference to the vote in the State
Senate, on the resolution granting the uso of
that Hall to Gov. Andrew Johnson, and other
friends of the Union, for the purpose of ad
dressing the citizens of Pennsylvania on the
subject of the rebellion. If the Telegraph did
nogive "the full facts in this case," certainly,
in our opinion, our Copperhead neighbors did
not present the facts as they are on record.
Mr. White of Indiana ofTered the following
Rttolvtd, That Gov. Andrew Johnson, of
Tennessee, and Er-Gov. Joseph A. Wright,of
Indiana, be and they are hereby tendered the
nse of ffae ball of the Senate this afternoon,
for the purpose ol addressing their leHow fcrt-
irena of Pennsylvania.
Messrs. Lowry .White, Penney, Bound, Law
rence, McCsndless, Kinsey and Turrell, spoke
ia favor of this resolution; and Messrs. Cly
mer, Lamberton, Donovan and Wallace.agaiW
it. Mr. Lamberton then offered to amend the
resolution by adding "And that the use of the
Hall of the Senate he likewise extended to
Major General George B. McClellan, in which
to receive the hosts of his admiring friends of
this, bis native State, and that the Senate in
vite bini to visit the State Capitol."
Mr. Ridgway offered to amend the resolution
by adding the following :
"That when General George B. M'Clellan
or my other friend of the Union, desires the
use of this Hall for the purpose of defending
the cause of the Union and denouncing the re
bellion, it will be cheerfully tendered."
Mr. Iiidg way's amendment being first in or
der, it was passed by the following vote :
Yeas Messrs. Boughter, Bound, Connell.
Fuller, Hamilton, Uiestand, Johnson, Kinsey,
Lowry, McCandlesx, Nichols, Penney, Ridg
way, Robinson, Serrill, Stulzman, Turrell,
n hite, Wilson and Lawrence, Speaker 20.
Nays Messrs. Bucher. Clvmer. Donovan.
Glatz, Lamberton, Mott, Smith, Stark, Stein
and Wallace 10.
Mr. Lamberton's amendment then coming
np, was defeated by Teas 11, Nays 19, Mr.
Kinsey voting for it. The question then rer
curringon the original resolution at amended
by Mr. Ridgway, the yeas and nays were :
Yeas Messrs. Boughter, Bound, Connell,
Fuller, Hamilton, Uiestand, Johnson, Kinsey,
Lowry, M'Candless, Nichols, Penney Ridg
way, Robinson, Serrill, Stutzmtn, Turrell,
White, Wilson and Lawrence, Speaker 20.
Nats Messrs. Bucher, Clyruer, Donovan,
GUtz, Lamberton, Mott, Smith, Stark, Stein
and Wallace 10.
No thinking man can fail to see, nnless be
looks indistinctly '-through a fog" that our
neighbors "Roll of Honor"(?) did vote against
granting the use of the Senate's Hall to An
dy Johnson, Joseph A. Wright, George B. J1T
Clellan, or any other friend of the Union, for
the purpose of defending the Union and denoun
cing the rebellion.
The Telegraph had the manliness to publish
the proceedings in reference to the question,
and then make its comments. Our neighbors,
however, who some time since boasted that
they preferred to give all the facts in a case,
pursued a different course. Instead of pub
lishing the proceedings, they merely intrude
their "bare-naked" assertions upon their rea
ders. Why is this? Is it because their rea
ders are only "animals" who have no right to
see except indistinctly "through a fog"f But,
citizens of Clearfield county, "it is your duty
to probe this thing fully." Acd, when doing
so, remember, that wbilo these- would be pa
triots are trying to deceive you, they are also
endeavoring to create false impressions in the
minds of our soldiers, in the hope of thereby
injuring theUnion cause. But, in the language
of our neighbors. we way confidently say to your
friends in the army, "Soldiers of the Army of
the Potomac! When you return to your homes,
and exercise once again the elective franchise,
we well know yon will mete out to these (Cop
perheads) their just dues, and ever uphold the
fair fame" of all true and loyal men 1
At a meeting of the 12th Wisconsin regi
ment, at Camp Butler, Tennessee, some spirit
ed resolutlun were adopted "with a hearty
good will." We quote a few pithy sentences :
"Clemency to the deluded and the penitent,
bullets for the rebels, and ropes tor those who
"kindle fires in our rear," and we do most sol
emnly warn ill such, that, should duty ever
call us home to quench those fires, a terrible
retribution will await those who kindle
" We do not fight to fret the slaves, but we free
the slaves to stop the fight."
"We do most heartily approve the conscrip
tion law, under operation of which we hope to
see loitering patriotism hastening to render
its due support to the government that affords
it protection. We hope, also, to see the
"fire in the rear" men under it enjoying a
clearer view of things in the sunny South,
than can be obtained in the dim lodges of the
K. G. C.'s."
New-Hampshirk Election. Returns from
all but two small towns show 28,951 for Gil
more, Republican candidate for Governor;
32,794 for Eastman, Democrat ; and 4,458 for
Harriman, Independent War Democrats. This
gives 615 msjority against Eastman. Rollins,
Rep. for Congress in the 2d district, has about
300 majority ; Patterson, Rep., in the 3d dis
trict, has about 350 majority. The 1st district
is not yet settled it is very close. The Coun
cil stands : 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats;
the Senate, 9 Republicans and 3 Democrats ;
House, 187 Republicans and 142 Democrats.
This secures a Republican Governor
Right. A rough lesson has been taught cer
tain draft-shirkera in Jersey City. In the
Chemical Works a few aliens refused to be
come naturalized, lest they may be called on
to fight; their fellow-workmen who are natu
ralized have kicked them out, and they get
no more work there until tbey take out their
papers. Served 'em right.
Eikctio at Eric P. Metcalf, the Union
candidate, was elected Mayor of Erie, Pa., on
the 20tb, by a msjority of 114.
Of all the Copperhead papers in the lar.J,
ttu-re is not one which has esibited more ven
cm and malignity than the Cincinnati Enqui
rer. Since last fall's election it has been par
ticularly bnay in trying to excite dissatistac
tion and desertion among the soldiers. Ho
ping thus to demoralize and break up the Ar
my, and to instigate hostility to any means
for rrcroiting it. In its issue of the 9th
March was a long and laborious effort to con
vince ice sotaiers tnat tne war is carried on
solely to create offices, enrich contractors aod
benefit the negro. It represented the sol
diers as deceived into enlisting in a war car
ried on entirely for base mercenary purposes
It described the Government as withholding
from the soldiers their pay, and squandering
the public money in the support of the ne
groes. It held out to the soldiers in the field
the picture of their families neglected in the
midst of the fortunes accumulated by the de
signing supporters of the war at home, their
wives and children, their widows and orphans
coming to want, while the Aid Societies were
only means to prostitute their wives.
In order that the soldiers, as well as the
public generally, may judge for themselves in
what manner these Cupperhead editors sp ;ak
of them and their Wives, wo extract the f ol
lowing paragraph from the , article of the En
quirer .
"For them there are no profitable jobs and
teeming contracts, even the wages which the
Government promised them for their services
have been, in many cases withhotden. They,
and through them their families, have been
neglected. Tbey, their wives and children,
their widows and orphans, are not prosperous.
The negro absorbs the love ot the Adminis
tration ; and there is more joy over one runa
way contraband than there is sorrow when a
hundred soldiers choose their last resting
place in the unfriendly soil of a revolting
country. They went out from among us,
proud. hopeful, amid the waving of banners,
the roll of drums and the cheers of stay at
home crowds, each with the picture of a coun
try saved imprinted on his heart and lighting
up the future of his imagination ; they come
back not at all, or on piles of solemn boxes
npon the decks of steamers , or they steal si
lently among us, broken in health, their
dreams of glory all dissipated, and with an
arm or leg less than hen they departed ; they
come back to see their places filled, the tide of
life running on unconscious of their presence
and forgetful of their abscence to find their
homes the things they were not before their
families possibly scattered, their wives perhaps
under tbe care of some charitable agent of an
Aid Society, who has found that there are more
ways than one to administer consolation."
Is it any wonder that the soldiers find their
blood boiling, and are holding meetings to
denounce these slanderers of their wives.
There is no better index of the popular
breeze, or of the direction of tbe main cur
rent of public opinion, than the New York
Herald; and when tbe path of interest and
patriotism are coincident, few papers are a-
ble to strike more lusty blows for the right.
Unfortunatety,' however, Bennett, like Fal
statf, only uses his trenchent blade upon dead
carcases. When the copperheads were really
formidable, and threatened to become the ru
ling power in the free States, he rather petted
and encouraged them ; but now, after they
have been "scotched," if not killed, by the
men w,ho resolutely stood up for their country
in tbe darkest hour, he pitches ia in a style
that is highly refreshing to loyal men, and
"a caution to snakes." Hear him :
The issue before us is Clearly and broadly
defined. We must put dovtri this rebellion by
force of arms, or it will tear the country to
pieces. There is no other alternative. He,
therefore, who is not with the Government in
this contest is with the rebellion an enemy
of the Union and an ally of Davis, whatever
disguises he may assume.
So long, as any measure which we have
deemed to be of dangerous tendencies -or
doubtful utility has been undecided by Con
gress we have lreely'and earnestly opposed it ;
but when any such measure has become a law
of the land we recognize no other alternative
than that of submission to the law. There
can be no departure from this course without
passing into the breakers and quicksands
which lead to shipwreck. Hence it is that we
are called upon by every consideration of law,
order and the puplic safety to denounce these
Northern Copperhead peacemongers of the
day as public enemies. When such reckless,
bigoted, and narrow-sighted, and brawling
demagogues as Vallandigham and Pendleton,
of Ohio, Ben Wood, Booby Brooks and other
confederates, 1-egin to preach the doctrine of
resistance to President Lincoln, and the doc
trine of submission to Jeff. Davis, it is at
least due to the community that the tenden
cies of their absurd and dangerous instructions
should be exposed. They counsel resistance
to the laws. Let us suppose that here and
there these Copperhead apostles of mob' law
succeed in securing a body of adherents re
solved upon resistance to tbe conscription.
The Government undertakes to enforce tho
law ; a bloody collision ensues , the contagion
of resistance spreads throughout the ranks of
the party infected, and civil war, with all its
fearful consequences, is inaugurated at our
own doors. Under snch a state of things
what citizen's property, home or life would
be secure ? What family would be safe from
night to night against tbe intrusion of a gang
of hungry ruffians and a wholesale spoliation I
And with tbe loyal States in this horrible
condition, how would it be possible to prevent
the breaking np ol our armies in tbe field, tbe
occupation of tbe national capital by Jeff.
Davis, and the absolute destruction of the
Government of the United States 7
A reign of terror wonld inevitably follow
throughout the length and breadth of the land,
and peace at last would most prabably be the
result of foreign arm.d intervention and a
division of the broken fragments of the Union
between England and France. Such are the
tendencies of the treasonable doctrines of
resistence to the laws preached by such silly
raalignants as Vallandigham and Company.
In a milder view, snch preachings are the ab
surd ravings of miserable mountebanks and
political charlatans. They want an armistice;
they want a national peace convention ; they
want a Change of the Constitution to suit the
dainty stomachs ot Davis and bis confeder
ates ; they even want, as a last resort, a cap
itulation to Davis, Union or no Uuion, for tbe
sake of peace. But to all these base expedi
ents .of base and stupid peace imposters the
responsible add ruling chiefs ot tbe rebellion
have no other answer than that of acorn and
disgust. Tbe simple truth is that "men cry
peace, peace, but there is no peace," and
there can be no peace short of subjugation of
this rebellion.
This the exact issue the suppression "o
confusion and nifu froai civil war in the N
universal chaus and mob 1jw," Weca'l upo.i
the President t execute the l.iws ; we call
upon him to enforce tiic conscript ion act in or
drr to strengthen onr armies in the field with
out loss ol time. We call upon the people of
loyal States to stand by 'the side of tbe Gov
ernment, to Support it, and to frown down all
attempts In every quarter to create riots, in
surrections and bands of lawless cut-throats
and robbers. The Jacobin teachings of Val
landigham and Company, as we are advised,
will not be much longer tolerated by the Ad--riroiStraTTOn.
When refugee Unionists in the
South are hunted down by bloodhounds,
President Lincoln, no doubt, is inclined to
believe that itinerant Northern copperheads,
in pushing their opposition to the Government
to blatant treason, have passed the limits of
the, laws of forbearance.
Major General E. V. Sumner died in Syra
cuse on March 2lst, at the residence of his
son-in-law, Col. Seall, of congestion of the
lungs. He was sick for a few days only.
Under date of March 3d 1863, tbe Governor
of the State of Delaware transmitted the fol
lowing Message to the Legislature. His views
on the subject of a suspension of the writ of
habeas corpus, and of the enforcement of the
Federal Laws, stand out in brilliant relief,
when compared with those of the Copperhead
leaders and editors in some of the Free States.
We hope the Message will be generally read.
"StaTs op Delaware, Exec. Dep't.
March 3d, 1863.
To the Sendte and House of Representatives of the
State of Delaware in General jJssembly met.
Tbe passage by the General Assembly of the
act entitled 'an act to prevent illegal arrests
in this State,' renders it proper that I should
briefly communicate my views and purpose in
relation to it.
It is with regret that I differ with the Gen
eral Assembly in reference to the nolicv of
the State upon any subject, or that I .should
feel compelled to decline co operation with a
co-ordinate branch of the Government in car
rying out any measure which, in its judgment,
is promotive ot tbe public welfare.
My duty, however, is too plainly laid down
to bo mistaken, and the obligations I have as
sumed too solemn to be disregarded and too
imperative tu admit of hesitation. Had I anv
desire to shrink from its fulfillment, the views
which 1 bad the honor to submit to rou in ruv
inaugural address are too recent to have es
caped my remembrance.
The preamble of the act refers to the Con
stitution of tbe United States, as providing
that no person shall bo deprived of life, liber
ty, or property without due process of law,'
but it ought also to have been recollected that
the same Constitution provides that in base of
rebellion or invasion, the privilege of the writ
of habeas corpus may be suspended when tbe
puoiic satety requires it, and the dangerous
persons may be arrested and held without bail
or mainprise. This provision overrides the
Constitution ot the State of Delaware, or any
statute that may be enacted by her Legislature.
10 wnom the right to decide when the exi
gency has happened requiring the exercise of
the power ot suspension is a question of Con
stitutional construction upon which jurists
differ. That it is a necessary oower is ad
mitted. That it exi3ts, there can be no doubt.
Whoever is invested with the power to sus
pend is the sole judge of the occasion of its
exercise. : Being incidental to the general du
ty of the enforcement of the law, and now
called into exercise for the suppression of
armed insurrection, I am satisfied that it prop
erly belongs to the National Executive, and
in my official acts I shall regard it as vested in
the President of the Uuited Stales.
The preservation of the Government is the
highest duty of those charged with its aduiin-
stratiou and the personal liberty of the indi
vidual is only to be regarded when compati
ble with its safety.- That the citizen should
have the right fairly to discuss public meas
ures is truu. That the people should be per
mitted peaceably to assemble and petition for
redress of grievances is undeniable. But
there is a wide difference between the exercise
of the right and the disloyal opposition which
proteeds from sympathy with a public enemy.
The foria.tr supposes that all parties are well
affected toward tbe common Government and
differ only as to tho mode of its administra
tion. The latter is based upon hostility to
existing institutions, and aims at their forci
ble subversion. The idea that the Govern
ment is bound to await tbe development of a
conspiracy until the actors shall have perfect
ed their plana and committed some overt act
necessary to hang them within the technical
definition of treason, is, to my mind, absurd.
The object is not punishment but prevention.
that the power is liable to abuse is true: all
discretionary powers, necessarily are so. To
decide against its existence because it ia on.
pable of excess would destroy all human gov
ernment. The best mode to avoid liability to
arrest is to be faithful. No man who is truly
and unequivocally loyal has ever been in dan
ger of being molested by tbe National Government.-
Still it is possible that arrests mav be im
properly and unadvisedly made, and while it
my duty to co-operate . with the General
Government in the maintenance of its author
ity, I will, at the same time, to the extent of
my power, protect peaceful and loyal citizens,
whatever may be their political sentiments.
While, however, such is my purpose in rela
tion to them, it is also my duty to take care
that the btate ot Delaware shall not be made
tbe refuge of foreign traitors or domestic con
spirators. That there bag been, from the beginning of
tbe rebellion, a considerable number of our
people ready to participate in armed resist
ance to the lawful authorities, whenever a fair
opportunity should occur, I have no doubt.
Sympathy with the Southern States in Insur
rection is sympathy with the overthrow of the
National Government. No man can hear with
gratification of a reverse to our arms, who is
not at neart a traitor.
My predecessor, in an official communica
tion, expressed the opinion that -a majority of
our citizens, if not in allot our counties, at
least in the two lower ones, sympathize with
the South.' Without' admitting the correct
ness of his estimate of numbers. I do not
doubt of the existence of wide snread disaf
fection. That there has been no outbreak
here is the result of want of opportunity. It
is tbe duty of the Executive, not oniy of the
United States, but of this State, to take care
that no opportunity shall be afforded. If to
secure the public peace, and to prevent insur
rection, it becomes necessary to arrest any in
dividual within this State, whether he be a
citizen or a non-resident. I will not onlv ab
sent to the act, but will maintain it.
Invested by the Constitution with no power
of veto or review of the action ot tbe Legisla
ture, the Governor has a general control over
tbe operation or criminal enactments, and such
control I will exercise to its uttermost extent
to protect any person acting under tbe author
ity of the President of the United States, or
any citizen aiding such person in bringing to
light any conspiracy, or in arresting any one
guilty of disloyal practices or treasonable de
signs against tbe Government.
I shall Issue mj proclamation ia coaformi-
tins rebellion is cv torce of arms, or en
ty h !(1j ,Uij
l fhe 'ati ol
ese viewa; giving to tea people oi
ol Delawate information of my in
tended action. William Cannon.
The following is the Proclamation referred
to in the foregoing :
To the people of the State of Delaware :
In a special message, communicated to tbe
General Assembly on the third day of March
instant, I informed that body of my purpose
to iiatie my Proclamation in relation to tbe
act entitled "An act to prevent illegal arrests
in this State," and therein briefly set forth the
reasons which impelled me to this conclusion.
Its provisions are at variance with the inter
est of the State ; calculated to lessen the es
timation m wnicti ner people are held, as
faithful to the Government of the United
States to embolden those who sympathize
with rebellion and to discourage loyal men
from tbe performance of their duty, in discov
ering and thwarting the designs of the emis
saries of treason.
To the end, therefore, that the evil opera
tion ot the enactment may be averted, and
loyal cftiaens may feel secure in their efforts
against foreign traitors and domestic conspi
rators. I, William Cannon, Governor ol the
State of Delaware, do, by this my Proclama
tion, enjoin upon the good people of this State
that they hold true allegiance to the Govern
ment ol tbe United States as paramount to
the State ol Delaware, and that they obey the
constituted authorities thereof before tbe Leg
islature of the State of Delaware or any other
human authority whatsoever.
I further enjoin, that they be vigilant in
detecting any conspiracy against the National
Government, and diligent in preventing aid
and comfort to the public enemy that they
promptly assist the National Magistracy when
ever tnvoRed, and that they freely communi
cate any information hich may the better en
able it to suppress insurrection or to intercept
supplies d -signed for those in arms against its
authority, and anyone so acting, I will save
harmless from the operation of the Statute
aforesaid, or of any other Statute, of like ha
ttire, that may be enacted, so far as it Khali be
attempted to be enforced against him for faith
fully discharging his duty to his country.
In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set
Tseal.1 my han aT'd caused the Great Seal of
t J tllH Haiti Stain tn h nflFiT..rl at )nr I
this eleventh day of March, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty -three,and
of tbe said State tbe eighty-seventh.
William Cannon.
By the Governor :
N. B. Smitheks, Secretary ot State.
The Shorter Catechism on Negro Equality.
Who said that all men are created equal ?
Thomas Jefferson the father of democracy.
Who gave negroes the right of suffrage in
New York t
The democratic party.
Who presided over the convention which
gave this privilege to negroes ?
Martin Van Buren, a Democrat.
Who afterwards elected Martin Van Buren
President of the United States
The Democratic party.
Wbo made the negro a citizen in tbe State
of Maine 7
An overwhelming Democratic majority.
Who enacted a similar law in Massachusetts 7
An overwhelming Democratic majority.
Who gave the negro the right to vote in New
Hampshire 7
The Democratic party.
Who permitted every negro person owning
two hundred and fifty dollars, in New York, to
become citizens 7
A General Assembly, purely Democratic.
Wbo repealed the laws of Ohio, which re
quired negroes to give bond aud security be
fore settling in the State 7
". Tbe Democratic party.
Who passed a law by which in Ohio the ne
gro is placed on the witness stand alongside of
tbe white man 7
The Democratic party.
Who decided in the supreme Court of Ohio
that raulattocs had the right to vote 7
Reuben Wood, a good Democrat-
Who after tbe decision, elected Reuben
Wood Governer of Ohio 7
The Democratic party.
Who refused, in tms State Convention of
1850, to remedy tbe evil established by this
decision 7
The Democratic party.
Who married a woman partly negro, and by
her had mulatto children f
Richard M. Johnson, a good Democrat.
Who. elected Richard M. Johnson Vice Pres
ident of the United States 7
The Democratic party.
Who with the above facts, and many others
staring them in the face, are continually yelp
ing and hypocritically whining about "Nigger
Suffrage" and Nigger Equality 7"
The Democratic party.
All these things were done by the Demo
crats, and yet they deny being in favor of ne
gro eqnality, and put it upon others whose ev
ery action has been precisely the reverse.
Jackson Standard.
Tria Iowa Elections. The Republicans of
Iowa have swept all before them in tbe late e
lections. At Tipton, heretofore strongly Dem
ocratic, they carried their entire ticket by a
good majority ; at Le Claire a success equally
decisive was achieved ; in Waverly .where the
Copperheads supposed themselves beyond all
possibility of defeat, tbe whole Union ticket
was chosen ; in Farmineton the same result
was reached, the Union vote being double
that of their opponents.
Total Abstinence General At a meet
ing in Washington, Gen. Prentiss presented
himself as the greatest curiosity in the army
a General who never drank a glass of liquor
in bis life. He stated "that rum and drunken
officers, had done more to defeat and demor
alize onr armies, than all rebeldom could ever
do that, if the appointing power bad made
temperance in Officers an indispensable quali
fication, tbe War wonld have been closed be
fore this time."
A person wbo squanders away his fortune
in rioting and profusone'ss, is neither jnst to
himself or others; for, by a. conduct of this
kind, his superfluities flow in an irregular
channel and those that are the most unwor
thy, are the greatest sharers of them ; who do
not fail to censure him when his substance is
exhausted. ., ,T
Affvertisements set , large tvpe, cntsor omt of u."
To insure attention, the CASH BnL"-
ny notices, as follow; All Csut s TVT
Strays, Si; Aaditors' nofisest SI 50 Id?-
all other transput Notice, at the .am
Other aivertisemen'B at SI persqoa-e for S i'
insertion Twelvejine. (or lessfcounY a s
CAUTION. All per,nsare hereby eauiion.i
against purchasing or meddlii4K with the i.j
Iiwing property, now in poesjion ofUeorge K,
hartm Decatur township, to wit : 1 BUn-k hor'
1 Iron-erav horsn. an. I A fmrm u . .
to me. and haveouly ben left with said K"cLri
on loan, and subject to my order.
March 25. lad.-pd. u . B. M0KUAX
1803. LOOK HERE.
JSTew Spring Goods.
Has just received another general assortment a
Drv-Gools, Dress GwkIs,
Dry-Goods, Dress Goods,
Bonnets & Shawls, Bonnet & Florem-t,
Bonnets & Shawls, Bonnets & Itibbou,
Trimmings, Trimmings,
Etc., Etc., Etc., Ete., -
Clothing, Hard-ware. Queens-ware and Tin-war.
Clothing, llard-waiVQueeng-w.re and Tinw.ra'
Tea, coffee, molanes. sugar salt, eandles. rice to
bacco, Hour, bacon, fish, crackers, vinegar, eta
Bucket, .tubs, brooms, oil cloth, looking cU? ,
churn, wash boarJ. wall paper, window btin.ln'
coal oil Unipg. umbrella bed cord. cro-k. hair
for mattresnei. brushes and every thing of For
eign and Domestic manufacture, which will be
sold on the most reasonable terms, and tbe high
est market prices paid for grain, wood and all
kindsof produce. J p. KRATZER.
Front St., above the Academy, Clearfield fa
FLOUR ! ! Beat family flour, for
JL' Sale at C
t. A II. W. Mmth s (forinerlv 11
iV.MnitbA Co.) Tbu flour is made out of the
best White western) Wheat. Being -double ex
tra." we can recommend it to all nuruhuers.
Clearfield, March 4. IS83.
SAMUEL, HEQARTV, wholesale and re
tail dealer In Foreign and Domestic Merchau
dize, Hegarty's m Roads, Clearfield county. Pa,
keeps constantly all articles in his line of busi
ness, which he will sell cheap for cash or exchange
for approved country prolu-'e. Lumber of all
kinds taken in exchange for goods. March 4. 1363.
CAUTION. All persons are hereby caution
ed against purchasing a certain note, dated
21st February, 1SG3, calling for twenty dellar.
and given by the undersigned to Jack Ames; as I
nave received no value for the same, I will not
pay it unless compelled by due course of law
Rock ton, March 4. 1863-3ip
PA. The eubxeriber having purchased the
furniture and interest from H. it. Morrow, in said
House, is cow prepared for the reception of tran
sient and permanent boarders. Every depart
ment connected with his establishment will bo
conducted second to none in the oounty. He res
pectfully solicits a share of publie patronage.
July II, l.S6U.-y. OEP. N. COLBCRX.
EXECUTOR'S MTICE. Letters , tenia
mentary having been granted to the under
signed, upon the estate of U. B. Hegarty, late of
Uuelich township, dece ased. All person indebt
ed to the said estate are requested to make pay
ment, and all persons having claims against the
same are requested to make them known without
delay. JAMES HEGARTY. tleooaria tp.
Fehrnary 4. 1863. Executors.
DECEASED Notice is hereby given, to all
persons interested, that Letters of Adiniointratiou
have been granted on the Estate of Thomas U.
Snyder, late of Clearfield county, deceased. All
persons having claims again?! said extate will pre
sent them duly authenticated for rettlement. and
those persons indebted to the sui will make im
mediate payment to MARTHA E.SNYDER.
Feb 4, 1S63. Administratrix, Kylertown, Fa
the following named soldteis, lo wit : iSainucl
Smith. Andrew Kriae, William H. Miller and
James U. West of company E, 149th Regiment
Peun'a volunteers, having deserted tbe colors of
their Regiment upon its being ordered to the
field from Washington, the above reward will be
paid for tbe apprehension and return of the above
named deserters. Z. C. M CULLOL'GH,
Feb. 2d, 1863. Capt. Co. E, 14'Jth Pa. Vol:
The copartnership heretofore existing be
tween the undersigned in the Watch making and
Jewelry business, has been this day dissolved by
mutual consent. S. H. LAUCHL1N.
3J. B. S. H. Lauchlin will etill continue the
same business at the old stand and attend to sol
iciting the outstanding debts of the firm.
Clearfield, Feb. 14th. 1863-pd.
2. of Adminictrationaon the estate of Hugh Rid
dle, late of the Borough of New Washington,
Clearfield eounty. Penn'a. deo'd. having been
granted to the, undersigned, all persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make immediate'
payment, and those having claims against the
same will present them properly authenticated
for settlement. JAMES UALLAHER,
March 18, 1883-Stp. Administrator.
of Administration on tbe estate of William
Wright, late of Beccaria town'p, Clearfield coun
ty. Pa., dee'd, having been granted to the under
signed, all persons indebted to said estate are re
quested to make immediate payment, and thoe
having claims against the same will present them
properly authenticated for settlement.
March 18. 1862-gtp. Administrators.
SHERIFF SALE. Ay virtue of a writ of T'M
Fi. Fa., issued out of the Court of Common
Pleas of Centre connty, and to me directed, there
will be exposed to Publie Sale, on the premiMi,
on'the ISth day of April next, A D. 1863, the fol
lowing described Real Estate, to wit :
All the right, title and interest of J. J. Liogl
in the town of Osceola, situated in Decatur town
ship, Clearfield connty, being the one undivided
three-sixteenth, bounded and described as fol
lows Bounded on the South by the Big Moshan
non creek, and on the East, North and West, by
lands of Andrew G. Cortin, Daniel Stone, John
M. Hale and David I Prnner. Containing sbout
Eighty aores. Seized, taken in execution, and to
be sold as the property of J J. Lingle.
Sheriff's Office, March 18, 1863.
len from the stable ot the snbsoriberin Burn
side township, Clearfield county, on the night of
tb. 13th iust a sorrel-roan horse 6 years old ia
May next, about 15 or IA hands high, with one
hind foot white and star in his face had on a
nearly new halter, riding Bridle with hitch strap.
The thief is supposed to be John Williams.
is about 20 or 21 years of age. about i feet fl or 1
inches high, has a small or squint eye and crook
ed month when last seen, wore a low black bat,
bine knit warn us, and grey pants, and usually
wears a comfort about his neck is very eonceitM
The above reward will be given for tha delivery
of tbe horse and thief, or &25 for either.
- P. O. adrees. KwBas Mills
March 18, 186S-3p. . Indiana county, Pa.