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MEETING OF TREVIIIO2I. I STATE COI.
TRAL CORRITTIER:" ••. *! •
' Pursuant to notice,` - the Menihers of
Union State Central Comm(tteiilield their
Sit-meeting in the city of Harrisburg, - on
WedtieSdayafterhoon, July 6;,18G4..-
.The Committeeas convened at the resi.
denen of its ..chait:ri an, Gen. Simon Cam
eron:, and on the reading of 'the roll a quo
rutn:appeared in • attendance, and answered
to their names..
. 9.en. Cameron then, in a feti brief remarks,
set forth, the. importance of the, campaign
the. State Central, Committee was abort .to
organize. If a 'proper spirit oillinien ani
mated the individual efforts of the loyal men
ofthe •State; and if-the State Central Com
mittee labored earnestly and harmoniously,
lie did not doubt the result—Mr. Lincoln
would be elected—the different county tick
ets,' as nominated by the Union men 4
the State, would be successful—and thu.
through these victories, the whole country
would be re animated fOr an effort to triumph
over the traitor foe.
On motion of George W. Hamersly,. the
&airman was authorized to appoint the
usual Secretaries and an Executive Com
mittee, said committee to be composed of
seven members. --
The Chairman then presentedfor the con
aidefatiorf of the committee an address to
'the; people . of the State, which was read as
&flows: - •
2b Zito People of Penny/yank:
It the midst of a fierce conflict for the
"'Satinet life—responding to' calls for large
reitiforeements.tO enable our armies success-
AMY to combat with traitors—cheerfully.
meeting the payment of extraordinary tax
ation to supply the government with money
for conduct the war, and' submitting to an
influence increase in the pricesef living, the
people of Pennsylvania have' nevertheless
heemehle for three years to maintain a pros
petiity, and secure a healthY operation in all
the branches of their trade, unprecedented
in the annals of nay country while' engaged
in the prosecution of a War. ' In the trials
of this bloody war, with' thW strugele just
reaching its climax, the people of Pennsyl
vania suddenly find -themselves involved in
apolitical contest invested with, the highest
importance, because fraught with the most
momentous issues. Ordinarily, heretofore,
political contests meant only a choice of
prtdie,y as to the manner of administering
• the government. The rruggle of parties
was for the.. posses4On of the powers of
government, and merely to, control their
• operation. 'New; however, our political
ointestsliave resolved themselves into a di
• , red, and a . positive issue 'for the safety and
thei s iermanenee of the government; because
politically as well as sectionally, the contest
at-the - ballot box main the battle field must
decide whether the Union shall exist or per
ish with the triumph or defeat of une or the
qther of the contending parties: . Hence the
unwonted importance 'with which our polit
kal campaigns arepow invested. Parties are
new'divided on issues which vitally concern
the government. They are 'composed of
friends and enemies of. that government.
TUchoose between, these parties equally in
terests the cause of loyalty and that of trea-'
son., No 'man Can stand neutral between the
two, and all who are not-fairly for the gov
ernment will be justly recognized , as its
enemy, , Admitting -that such is the new
importance assu al ed.* our political contests
we have an excuse as--well as a justification
for entering on the contest fait approaching
all the zeal in our nature, and all the deVo- '
d'art thatshouldeharacterize the patriot and
the lover of his country - in his effort to
• serve'it.- • •—.
- 'lfweluld seem that on an amendment •to
thettinstitution granting the soldier a right
to vote, there shOuldhe no division. , Among
' at free people, particularly, who ere admit
tka,,tilwaye to be the most intelligent, such
a-kight sliguld be so Well grounded in com
,riieii 'And statute law, as to need no action
ul'illis'late day for its exercise and' vindica
tion. The soldier, in all lands, alike among
' "ayilizeirand barbaric nations, has ever been,
admitted to the highest honors conferred'
by the governments beneath whose banners
he fought. His valor, his sacrifices and his
devotion, have ever been regarded a§, themes
fey tee poet, subjects for- the painter, and
material for the historian; and thus the call
ing of arms became one of honor—one which
• elicited the noble rivalries , of compatriots ,
and, where civilization refined the instincts
and elevated the character'of men, war has
keett so conducted as to force combatants to
respect and honor each others' 'qualities—
the victor still to treat the vanquished as ' a
MAN. The Constitution and laws express
ly-datlare, that no man shall be deprived of
his citizenship; except for high' crimes of
Which he Shall be charged and proven guilty.
trilmust be summoned to meet such a
charge of criminality in the presence ofjndg
es whose oaths bind them to do him entire
justice. He must be enSured,a trial by a
jury sworn impartially to consider his case.
If found guilty, thg sentence of his judges
' ruat result in his disfranchisement--but
djafranehisement is not aimed, at as a result
Atilligi punishment. Disfranchisement as a i
Aireet tumishment is only made to follow
-thelighest Crime known against the State.
Yet-in thelhce of these facts, and in oppo
sition' to'all equity, there are those in the
iltiite who insistthat disfranchisement should
fertriv• the highest service which a mad can
perfarm for, his Government. There is a
dicing . pees to-day in PenrisYliania r recu7
larly organized, 4ntrolled by able leaders
and.sustaix4by..,tisttitcAl leased advo
catesiinsisting that the serlide citizen
Soldieri4thei - periLfing :of life and limb
in the support - of the tkivernnaent, the giv
ing up of - domestic endearments, the sacri
flee of business interests, and the yielding of
all personal comforts forfeit for those thus
engaged all political right, every franchise
of a free-born ._or constitutionally adopted
American citizen. The monstrous iniquity
of such a 'claim is at once apparent, however
it has been maintained by our highest judi
cial trihunals. Its injustice can only be sus
tained by sophistries founded in . the worst
political prejudices, so . that the sooner the
Constitution and laws are made plain and ,
rendered explic4 on this Subjecti,and posted
where every man can - read and. understand
them,. just so soon do we secure the strength
and majesty . of the Government in the con
fidence and respect of the governed—just so
soon do we inalte our goti'd old State worthy
of the past valor of her' sons, and glorious
Ilin the future. Xmerican citizenship has
its virtues, and these their merits. Each
virtue can only be exalted by . 4,erving the
Government under which they flourish; but
if that service is made a badge of degrada
tion, will it not be more natural for Yuen of
honor and spirit andtrue courage to resist its
rendition than voluntarily to accept its duties?
The citizen soldier feels when he takes up
arms it is to defend, not destroy his political
r; giits. The man who sacrifices his business
interests, and for a stipulated time surrenders
his personal liberty, cannot understand why
he'should be deprived of his political rights.
The service ,of arms does not blunt the
judgment or blur the ability of a citizen to
exercise the elective franchise. It rather
gives him a new title to the. enjoyment of
such a right, and fits him for the highest
privileges of a free Government. Unlike
the masses of Europe, the gre,at body of the
American people are intelligent, possessed
of educations affording the highest know+ .
edge. While war for .. a time may change
the habits of such a people, it Cannot affect
their sense of justice ; their appreciation of
,their love of Government. t• It
cannot les s en them ability for' self-govern
ment If it could, the war in which we are
now engaged fOr the defense of the Gov
ernment and !he safety of the public weal,
had better be' stopped immediately. •
' The Democratic leaders now oppose the
enfranchisement of the soldier„,. In the
olden time the Democratic leaders, such as
Jefferson, Jackson, Snyder and Shultze
insisted that the elective franchise followed
the flag under which a soldiers fought. If
that flag was potent on the sea and the land
to-protect a man in war, why should it not
possess the other virtues of continuing his
political franchise 4 ?- If it made the (leek
of a - vessel above which it waked, the soil
of the country represented by it, regardless
of the sea or clime in which it floated, so
also does it Carry with it for 'the soldier who
fights beneath its folds any political rights
which these heroes enjoyed before
were mustered into the service; and on
this soundly democratic , argument the sol
diers who fought in Mexico were able to
exercise a freeman's right, in the wilds of
the chapperal, the' hearts. of the seashore,
the din of conflict,. and in the shadow of
battleinented castles the same as if they had
been at home in their respective wards and
precincts. 'lf men . fighting 'thousands of
miles from home—cut off from all commu
nication--scarcely informed at the time, on
the issues of the political campaign, were
able and entitled to exercise the right - of the\
franchise, is it not fair to suppo that citi
zens of a like intelligence, engaged in the
same• service of 'the government within the
limits of its authority, distant only , a few
miles from home; conversant with all the
issues involved in the : milk - lea! Contest; in
daily communication with their friends, and
in perusal also of journals dikussing the
question at stake—is it not fair to suppose
fthat such men are' entitled to the exercise
of all their; political rights? Only those
who act from perverted policy on this sub
ject, will seek- fo evade-the responsibility of
such a' questioa: This is proven by the
judicial history already attached to this
imestion. Nil hen it was deemed expedient,
as it was undoubtedly- considered by the
Democratic leaders then, the elective fran
chise was extended to the, absent soldiers in
Mexico; but in the midst,of a war waged
by the upholders of an institution from
which the Democratic leiders derive all
their strength, George W. Woodward, a
Justiee of the Supreme Court, and lately
the candidate of 'the Democratic party for
GOvernor, judicially denied the soldiers . the
exercie of the elective franchise.; denied
oar brave defenders the right almost in
the same breath_ in. Which he declared 'the
right of the StateS of the South to rebel
and, secede from the Union P Fair men
can see no difference in an American. sol
dier voting in Mexico, while' fighting, be
neath. the Flag of ,his - country, and the saw
soldier,citizen under the same circumstances
voting in a rebellious State. Time, nor
place, within .the limits of- a free govern
ment, or in - the service thereof; , cannot in
fluence, should. not be permitted' to affect
the rights of a freeman. . The government'
which is not able to insure -him these inher
ent rights 'is unworthy support. The
authority of a free government' which seeks
to degrade a freeman while perilling higlife
in its defence, is a 'despotism mere fearful
than that which denies;all rights to thegov
erned. It is not ' possible that'such a gov
ernment can last, At some 'pericid. in its.
_rights ,of its defenders be'
dis'regarae'd as the, Datudeisic.
Zhr franklin tlq3ostiotv, il)amhirsbuig, pa.
deny- the right.V„,:trelfranehise to the sol
diers, deed atibs to proteet it both
from foreign and dcniiiiitie foes, and perish
eventually, an object ino mean for defence.
'ln advocating the-soldier's right to vote,
the loyal men of Pennsylvania are sustained.
bp -a faith in the fact that his service is
such as, to secure hint not merely ail the
rights he : enjoyect beforfi.,!bn ; entered _the
army, but increased_ dignity and' Power at.
the hands of tht. Republic. The enemies
of this great principle oppose it only-far
reasons of expediency. There wa4 time
when:the Democratic leaders c j it#M - e&that
the army was largely and evetraltuOits,Wholly
compoied of their partizantfOlkwers.---
When they were most clamerimsinivist
ing upon the recognition 91 . Lolt: aOa i r
the supporters of the pfinfeifileolp-pesed;
politieally to these leader's,' werit n - tear-
nest and even. persistent in itsadvottey.—
To them it
~ sras' a principartirjustice too
sacred to:1)e disregarded—too noble - to be
'rejecteti—too important in its relations to
the very genious and vitality of the Repub
lic to be denied to all the people thereof,
alike those who risk - the perils of hattle in,
its defence and those who .run no dMager of
life, limb : or property in the service of the,
Government, and who still claim itshighest ,
im mUnities.uitd most sacred' privileges.
On the second day of August, etisuing,
this queition will mime. practically before
the people of Petimsyluania. do. - not
doubt :the 'result of. the election as to the \\
- acceptance or, rejection of the soldiees right
to vote. .But. we tieuld be false to -the
party which we ,represent and recreant - to
the creed which we adore if_ we failed,to
avow, in advance our approval of granting
this great right to - our brave defenders.—
Pennsylvania has many thousands of her
citizen's now ,in the army. They, haVe. all
gone fotth inspired by a sublimefaithin.
the strength of a' _freeGovernment*erush
a wickedeonspiraci; and does it hecothe, ns,.l
While enjoying the hale;yon 'blessings of
~ p eabe at home, while the limbs of our sol;
cdiers are wet with their own blood, and their
weapons are dripping with the gore of trait
'ors 'to. say to them, " Ii a have forfeited
your citizenship; yon are 'no long r worthy
of participating in the control - of - a free. Gov
ernment; your positions' must be with the
slaves of the Smith—among the disgraced
and degraded of God's children!" . We
cannot believe that the people of Pennsyl
vania are prepM.ed to ':.end such a message
to their fellow-citizens in the armies of the
Republic. We cannot believe. that o foul
a disgrace awaits our war-worn , but ; Lill in
trepid heroes. The hearts of the great ma
jority of the people at home' are too full of
gratitude for a return of -great service by,
galling neglect. Out "'faith in the justice of'
the people renders 'us confident in the estab
lishment and vindication of the , political,
- rights of the soldier. But that faith must
be *accompanied hy works. Hence it be 7.
comes the duty of the State Central Com-
Mittee to urge on the friends of the tier.
actively to !allot for the triumph of , this ef
fort in his behalf. Let it be said of our fel
low citizens now absent als soldiers, that as
our victorious armies planted their banners
in the capithl of treason, it , was beneath
their folds in Richmond. each hero of the
Keystone State exercised the freeman's
right of the elective franchise,for a Presi
dent to adminiSter the Governmenetoa re
united 'Union, to States once more loyal, to
a' people again at peace and - blessed with
A. Ar.'BENEDI6I", Secretaries.
'On motion of Mr. Johnson, the address
was unanimously adopted, and ordeied to
After the discussion and adoption of sev
eral suggestions relating to the 'details of
the important election in August, and those
which are to follow.in October and Novem
ber, the committee adjourned.
ONLY HOPE OF THE REBELS.
An Alabama Unionist furnishes the Chatta..
nooga Gazette with the following extract from
a speech' Of Hon. J. L. 41... Curry, rebel, de
livered at Talladeda, Ala., in April last. _Mr.
Curry was a member Of the United States
House of 'Representatives at the breaking out
Of- the war, and was a member of the rebelCon
gross. He said,at Talladega:
I Again my bearers, we should remember that
!much depends upon ;the choice the Northern
people make for a President the incoming fall.
There will be at least two parties represented,
to wit: the war party, who will doubtless make
an effort to have Incoln retained, and the p - eace
party, who will make a bold effort to elect a
man pledged to give the Confederates justice
and.restore peace—ling-desired and ardently
prayed-tor peace-,-to our. bleeding -country.—
'We'boue, we trust, we pray that they may be,
Should they be successful, such a shout as
was never betord-heard would spread over our
afflicted South. Songs, sweet song of praise,
would ascend from every heart to the mansions
of Paradise, and the many myriads of holy an
gels who surround -the 'bright and dazzling
throne of Omnipoienee vikould join in the cho
rus and tune their harps to a new song of li
berty to man on earth. If such be the 'happy
result", onr independence will be forever estab
lished. [Cheers.] -
Bat should Lincoln be re-elected, our fond
hopes will be dashed to theground ; our inde
pendence but a thing dreamed of; for we have
exhausted - our resources, and could not Possi•
hly hope to. be able to continue 'the war four
years longer. past experience has taught us ,
that we could expect no favors at the hands of
the indomitable tyrant and usurper, Abraham
Lincoln. Let us repose our trust in the God
Of battles and anxiously await the result.
A TEacHER, one day, endeavoring to ;make
a pupil understand the. nature and application
of a passive verb, said, "A passive verb
pressive of the nature of receiving an action, as
Peter is beaten; Now, what" did Peter do?"
The boy,,pausing wmoment,%With the gravest
dountenancer imaginable, replied, "Well I don't
know, without he hollered:,
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- You can save 50 liereent..by • ,
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Buying your Tobacco at 3: D. JACOBS'.
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- " Prime Navy Tobacco at 75 to 80 cis.
• Prime Cavendish Tobacco at 80 ats. to
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• . ; Prime CongreSs Tobaccoat 60 to 80 cts.
Prime Twist Tobacco_ut-75 to 90-ets.- - - - -
JACOBS sells. Old Virginia Sweet Cavendish.
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place, sign ofthe Virgininnigger," opposi e
the l'ranklin: Hotel, meat door-to Shryock's l3mk
State, South-east corner of the Diamond.
jun 17,63. - - C. H. BUSH.
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Odin rid tee, -
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Baskets, 'trashes, Mats, Moasures,..
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Bird Cages,l.Japan Ware and Vihips.
Also—Cotton Batting.' Wadding.
Twine, Wicking, Ropes in Coils
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Dui prices' *ill average' Lower than any other
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ROCLAMATION.—S P ECIAL ELEC..
, .... . . _ ~„ .
-:- TtONa—ny vrevue.oi a W r it of Election, to me
, directed, bey ANDatire:l3: Crane, Governor of the
Coliimonnialth, given under his hand - iind the great
eel'of the Stele, ittliarriaburg, on the 21st day of
June. 1864, accordintotlenairoyisions of an act of
thetieneml Assembly Of Pentisylvania, entitled "An
Act preseribing the time and manner of submitting
to the people, for their approve' and r tifieation, or
rejectin, the proposed amendments t the Consti
tution"— . - 1
I, Sestur.i. EnkNoT. High Sh ( eriff of he countyof
Frarfklinedo herebytualaekneWn and gee e trial) izb=
lie notice to the Electors of thic count • of Franklin,
that onth'e let •Titerday of Augustt , (being ,the
2d .day of the month,)aSpecialElect on will be held
in the several Election Districts sista lishrd by law
in said cennty, at which time they w'll ballot for ri;t
‘against certain proposed ametelineu tothe Consti
time of this Commonwealth, which a e as follows:- -
' - There shall be an additional section to the third
article of the Constitution, 'to be designated as sec
tion-four, as follewa:
"Sae. 4. Whenever any of the qualified electors
of thisCommouwcalth shall be in any actual. military
service, under a requisition from the President of the
United States, or by the authority of this Common
wealth, such electors may exercise the right of stif
frage in all elections be the citizens, under such reg
ulations as are,orsheli be, prescribed by law, as fully
as if they were present at their usual place of elec
SEC. 2. There shall be two Additional sections to
the eleventh article of the Constitution, to be desig
nated us sections eight and nine as follows:
• SEC. 8. No bill shall be passed by the Legislature
containing more than one subject, which shall be
clearly expressed in the title, except appropriation
Sex. 9. No bill shall be passed by the Legisla
ture granting ape pewees, or privileges, in any ease,
where _the authority to grant each powers, or privi
leges.' has been, or may hereafter be, conferred upon
the courts of this Commonwealth."
Tlie s 'said Elections will be held throughout the
' County as follows: .
At the Court House, in the Borough of Chambers
burg, for the North Ward of said Borough and part
of Guilford township.
-At the Public Hewer ofJ, W:Taylor for the South
Ward of said Borough.
At the_Public House of John Gordon, at the West
Point of Chambershurg, for the township of _Hamil
At the School House in Fayetteville, for parts of
the townships of Guilford and Green.
At the Public House of Martin Shoemaker, in
Oreenvillage, for part of Green township.
At the Western School House, in the town of St.
Thomas, for St. Thomas township,
At the School House, in the town of Fannettsbing,
for the townsnip of Metal.
At the School house, in the town of Roxbury, for
the township of Lurgan.
At the (louse of John Harvey, forpart of town
ship of Fannett. • _
At the School House in the town of Concord, for
part of the township of Fannett. and
At the new Stone School House, in Morrowtown
district: for theother part of Fannett township.
At the,Housenow occupied by Geo. Anderson. in
the village of Quincy, for the township of Quincy. •
'At the Weitern School House, in Waynesboro',
forthe township of Washington. ' -- -
At the House of John Adams. in Greencastle. for
Antrim and part of the townships of Peters and
At the Scheel House, on the land of Michael Cook
in Warren township, for the township of Warren.
At the Strasburg School House for the township
of Letterk ennY.
At the House of James Mullen, in the town of
Loudon for port of the township of Peters.
At the Log House on the farm ofJacob Elliott,for
the Welsh Run District, being partof Montgomery
1 township. ,
j At the House of Thos. liP Afee, in Mercersburg, for
parts of the townships of Peters and Montgomery.
At the Mt. Rock School House. in Souuthemptmi
twee for part of the township of Southampton.
At the Eastern School Here% in Orrstown, for the
other part of Soutnampton township.
And the said Act of Assembly, entitled "An Act
relating to Elections .of this Commonwealth," pass
ed July 3. 1839 further provides, as follows, to wit:
"That the Inspectors and Judges shell meet at
the respective placese.eppointed for holding the
election in the District in which they may respect
ively belong, before 9 o'clock, on the morning of
the 2d Tuesday_of October, and each of said Insnee
'tore shall appoint one Clerk who shall 'Juni:lna:fled
voter of such District.
-‘ "In case the person who shall have received the
second highest number of votes for Inspector shall
not attend on the day of 'election, then the person
who shall have received the second highest number
of votes for 'Judge, at the next• preceding election,
shall act as Inspector in his place. And in ease the
person who e has received the highest number, of
votes for Inspector shall not attend, the person
elected Judge shall appoint an Inspector in his
place, and in ease the person elected Judge shall
not attend. then the Inspector 'yaw received the
highest number of votes shall appoint a Judge in
his place: and if any vacasfey shall continue in the
beard for the space of one hour attar the time fixed
by low for the opening of the election, the qualified
voters of the township, ward or district for which
such officer shall have been elected. present at the
time of eleetion, shall sleet one of their number to
-fill the vacancy.",
Particular attention le directed to the act of As
'SeinblY Passed the 22d day of Ami 1.1864, entitled
"Au act proscribing the time and mannerof sub
mitting to the people, for their approval and ratifi
cation, or, rejection. the proposed amendments to
the Constitution," wherein it is prescribed,
SEC. 1. That sale election shall be opened, held,
and closed.- upon the day aforesaid, at the places,
and within the hours nt, and within, which the get
oral elections of-this commonwealth are directed/4
he opened, held, and closed; and it sisal be the du
ty of the judges, inspectors, and clerks, of each of
said townships, boroughs, wards. precincts, and dis
tricts; to receive, at- the said election, tickets, nut
eNceeding the number of proposed amendments.
either written or printed, or partly written and
printed. from each of the qualified voters of this
state, who may offer the same, and to d e pesit t hem
in a box, or boxes, to be 'for that purpose provided
by the proper officers; which tickets shall he, re
spectively, labelled, on the outside, "First Amend
ment," "Second Amendment," and "Third Amend
ment; and those who are favorable to said amend
ments, or any of them, may express their approval
thereof, by voting. each, as many separate, written
or printed, or partly written and partly, printed,
ballots, or tickets, as there are amendments approv
ed-by them: containing on the inside thereof, the
words, "For the. Amendment;" end those who are
opposetito such amendments, or any of them, may
express their opposition by voting, each, as many
separate. written or printed, or pertly written and
I Printed, ballots, or tickets, as there tire amendments
not approved by them, containing, on the inside
thereof, the words, "Against the Amendment;" the
electors, voting for or against, the first amendment,
shall be oonsidered as voting for, or against, the
proposed fourtlisection to article three of the con
stitution, extending the right of suffrage to soldiers;
electors, voting for, dr against, the second• amend
ment, shall be considered for, or against, the pro-'
posed eighth section to article eleven of the consti
tution; and electors, votive for, or against, the
third amendment, shall be considered as voting for,
or against, the proposed ninth section to article
eleven of the constitution,
Sec. 2. That the election, on the said proposed
amendments shall, in all respects, be conducted as
, the general elections of this Commonwealth are now
conducted ; and it shall be the duty of the Return
.1-edges, of the respective counties, and distriets,
thereof, first having carefullynseertained the num
ber of votes given for, or against:each of said amend
ments, in the manner aforesaid, to make out dupli
cate returns thereof, expressed in words, at length,
and not in figures only ; one of which returns. so
made, shall be lodged in the Prothonotary's office
of the Court of Common Pleas, of the proper coun
ty, Beattie other sealed, and directed to the Secre
tary of the Commonwealth, and .by one 'of said
Judges depoe.ited 'forthwith in the most convenient
Post office, upon Which postage shall be pre-paid, at
the expense of the county.
SEC. 4., That the several duties required to be per
formed by the Sheriffs, Commiseioners. Constables,
Judges, inspectors, and all other officers,-whatever,
in, and abont the general elections of this COIIIEIIOI3.
wealsh;shall be performed by such officera. in and -
• about the election herein provided for: and all per
sons, whether officers or others, shall be- liable
to the same punishment, for the 'neglect of a n y
duty, or the 'commission of any Offence at, in,
or about the said election, as they would, for the
neglect of like duty. or the commission of like of
'fence , at, in or about the general elections of thii
For the information of the electors of Franklin
Bounty, lake publish the following, taken from 1171
`Act of thee General Assembly of 1839:
"It shall be the duty of the several Assessors, re
spectively to !theta at the place of holding every
General, gpectal or Township election, during the
whole time said election is kept open, for the pur
pose o f giving information to the Tweeters and
- judge, when called on, in relation to the right of
any 'person assessed by them to vote at such elec
tion, and on- such othermatters in relation to the
assessment of voters as the saicllnspectors.or either
,pf,them, shall from time to time require.
- To person shall be permitted to vote at any elec
tion as aforesaid, than a- white freeman of the age of
twenty-one years or More, who shall-have resided
in the State at least ono year, and in the election
District where he offers.to vote at least ten days, im
mediatele proceeding'suchtlection, and within two
years have paid a State or county tax which shall
have teen assessed at least ten days before the elec
tion. - But a citizen of the United States, who has
previously been a' qualified voter of this State, and
removed therefrom and -returned, and who shall
have resided in the election District end paid taxes
aforesaid shall tio.entitled to vote after residing in
this- State six months: Provided, That the whiter
freemen citizens of the United States between the'
ages of twenty-ono-and twenty-two years, who have
raids(' ki the election Maria ten tis,va as aforesaid,. '
July 20, 1864.
shall be - entitl . nd tddntei, aAbough they shallMiele paid tools. I not
; person shall he pertnittid to vote whose n
is not eentobled-ils the. litt, oir taxable inhabitants
:famished by -..the-tout**Oners., unless, First, he
prodades a receipt foryrayment, within twoyears ol
a State or county tax, assessed agreeably to the Con
stitution, and give satisfactory evidence either oh
his oath or affirmation, or-the oath or affirmation of
another, that he haspaid such a tai, or in failure
to produce such it reePot. 'shall make Oath to thy
payment thereof;-or i Second, if he claim a right to
.vote by-heing an elector hetweentheages oftweaty-v--
one and twenty-two yrtSars,hhall depose on 'oath or' -
affirmation, that ho has resided in the State -at least
ono year next before aPPlicationtnrid make hiss atick
proof of residence in the disttict as is.required
this Act, and that ho doeS Verily. believe from the --
accounts given him that he is of the age aforesaid.
and give such other eyidence as is required by this
Act, whereupon the name-of the personso attained
to vote shall be inserted in the alphabetical list, by
the Inspectors, and a note made opposite thereto br
writing the word "tax" he shall ho admitteilto
by reason of having paid-tax or the word "age" i '
he shall be:admitted to vote by
"vote of age,-and
either case the reason of such vote shall be Called;
oat to the Clerks who - shall make the like note '
the list of voters kept by them.
"In allcases where the name of the person eltdin
ing to voteis not found On, the list furnished by - the
Commissioners or _Assessors, or his right to vole'
whether found eitherhY verbal proclamation there-:
to, or by any writ,en thereon. or pot, is ohjected
by any qualified citizen, it shall be the duty of the '
Inspectors. to examiner such persons on oath astir:
enalifications, and if be claims to have resided with
in the State for one year or more, his oath shall bi
sufficeint proof thereof. -but - he shall make proof by
at least one competent witness: who shall bea -
Hied elector, that he has resided within the district -
'for more than ten days next immediately proceed
ing said election, and shall also himself swear that
his bon t tfide residence, in put:mance of his lawful._
culling, is within the district, and that he did not
remove into the said district for the purpose of Tot
Every person qualified as aforesaid, and who
shall make due proof, if required, or his residence
and payment of taxes, as aforesaid, shall be adtn itt
ed to vote in the township, ward or district in whfeL
he shall. reside.
"If any person shall prevent or attempt to pre
-vent an officer of the, election under this not front
Wiling such election, or use or threaten arks vio
lence to any such officer; or shall interrupt or
Properly interfere with lam in the execution of his
duty, shall.blbek or attempt to block up the window •
or avenue to any window whore the same may lw
holding, or shall riotously disturb the peace of said
election, or shall use or practice any mtimidatioa
threats, force or violence with the design to inthi
enco. unduly or overaw any elector, or to prevent
him from-voting, or to retain the freedom, of choice,:
such person on conviction shall be fined any such
not exceeding five hundred dollars arid to be im
prisoned for a time not less than ono or snore that
twelve months, andif it shall be shown to the court
where the trial of such offence shall bo had, that
the person so offending was not a resident of till'
city, ward, district or township where the said of, -
fence was committed, and not entitled to vote there
in. then on conviction he shall =be sentenced t0.P0,7,
aline of not less than one hundred or more than ors
thousand dollars, and to be imprisoned not less dna
six months nor more than two yenrs.
"If any Person or poisons, shall make any bet or
wager upon the 'result any election within this
Commonwealth, or shall offer to make any, suth.,
bet or wager, of printed advertisement, challenge or
invite any parsons or persons to make such het or
wager, upon conviction thereof, he or they Auditor
feit and pay three times the amount so offered to Di
" Tinny person not by law qualified, shall fratida
iently vote at. an election iu this Commonwealth, or ,
being. otherwise qualified, shall vote out of his proc_,
per district, or it !any,person' knowing the want or
such qualification shall aid or Procure -such ocher' •
to vote, the person, on conviction, shall be fined in
any sum not exceeding two hundred dollars and lus
imprisoned for any term not exceeding 3 months.
" If any person shall vote at more thou one elec
tion district, or .btheryiise 'fraudulently vote mots' ,
than once on the, same day, or Finn fraudulent
fold and deliyer to the Inspector two tickets. togeth
with the intent illegally to vote, or advise and pro--;
cureanother so to do, he or they -shall. on convic
tion, be fined in any sum not less than fifty norm?*
than five hundred dollars, and be imprisoned apt -
loss than three nor more than twelve months.
" If any person not qualillbd to vote in this Cam--
monwealth, agreeable to law, (except the eons of,
qualified 'citizens) shall appear-at any place of oleo- -
tion for the purpose of issuing tickets or of influent-
icing the citizens qualified to vote, be shall, on con
viction, forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding ofst
hundred dollars for every such offence, and be im
prisoned for any term not exceeding twelve months.
Agreeably to the &Ist gection of said net.-" Eve
General and Special Election_shall be open betwe
the hours of eight and ten in the forenoon, and shall
continue open until seven o'clock in the amino
when the polls shall be closed."
Pursuant to the provisions - Contained-in, the 76t1. ,
section of the act first aforesaid,. the ,Judge's of an, ,
aforesaid districts shall .respectively take charge of
the certith-ate of return - cif the election 'of thou. re..
spective districts, and produce them at a meeting ot
one 'Judge from each district. at the 130rougleof
Chambersbiwg, on the third day after the eleotion:
being for the present year as Friday, the 5111 day ky .
A trortkt itexti then and there to do and palm:alba.
duties required by law of said Judges.. „
Also-1133: where a Judge by sickness or uhavoid-.
- able accident, is unable to attend such a meeting Of.
Judges, then the certificate or return aforesaid, shall
be taken charge of 0114.! ot the Inspectors or Clerics -
o f the election of said di:strict. who shall do andper , `
form the duties required of the said Judges unab)s
Given under my hand and seal, at Chambersbung,-
this 27th day of June, A'. D. 1864.
ion e-te SAMUEIi 1111 ANI'T
- A K
N. E. CORNER OF TENTH AND.CIiiSTNUT §TIMETDI
L'N'DErt THE MAN.IOI63IIKNI OP
L. FAIRBA.NKS, A. M., •
for the last four years Principal and Chief Business:
Manager of Bryant S:Stratton's Commercial Collage-.
MODEL BUSINESS COLLEGE,
Conducted on a new system of Actual Busing
Training, through ther.mitablishment of legitimate
Officers and• Counting Rouse, representing- different.
departments of Trade and Commerce, and a regular
Bank of Deposit.and Issue, giving the student all
the advantages of actual practice, and qualifying
'him in the shortest posSible time and most effeetive
manner for the various duties and employMents of
The course of instruction in the Theoretical De
partment embraCcB 7300A-Keepi9ip , Can; m errial qal
cututions. Leetures on BuciiccAv
Commercial Laws,' I.l3rUAi 'Corr espon deuce: (tr. 31,
THE BUSINESS' DEPARTMENT - •
the student enters upon the Graduating Course,
which includes a continuation in the above studici,
with their practical application in all their details:
He will in turn fill 'the position of Accountant anti
Proprietor in the various departments of Molt...lair
and Itetail Trace, Forwarding, Jabbing,
miseion,Business, Banking. illnnfacluring.4lfilliVp
Steantboating. and will finally act as Cab ier,_
Book-Keeper and Teller in the Bank, in each Or
which poSitions hisjpreyious knowledge will bopni"
to the fullest practical test.
This Institution offers to young men numerous
vantages not :possessed, by any Other Commerciat
College iu the State. It is complete in all its' air
pointments. It is - the only Institution in - the /Rat*
conducted on actual businest4 principles. The court**
of instruction is unsurpassed, and may be completed
in about one-half ,thetime usually spent-in othor
institutions, in consequence of an entirely new ar
rangement, and the adoption of 'the_now praetient
system. ", - . °
- Diplomas awarded, npOn the completion of I,llt
I ,Comnierciat eninve. whieli embraces all except
hither acts of 'Nuking, Masufactuiing, -Rdiir o e st a_'
ing, &c. :Send fora circular. _
riIIAMBERSBURG S E - 141 INA It
N.ATOR YOUNG LADIES. -The Spring Sonia
will commence on Tuesday, Vet), gm 1864, but boar_
ders can enter at any time, and will T he charged' ae'
cordingly. A large attendance, both in the primary
and academical departments, gives evidence of aie
interest in the school not surpassed in any former
Period. , Miss S. H. Curtisoanstant in the Iskigherde
nartment, bears testimonials of her eminent
to instruct in the higher branches, from a &vinery
i n th e west, where she taught for several yearte.—,
The primarz Department is chieflY under the eat*
o f Airs. C. -U. liloxey i -the effects' whose: enercti
and efficiency appear m the flourishing condition of'
the department, Miss Z. C. DeForest is well knile y st
as an able arid exPerienced teacher el music.
TUITION,—From S2B to' $l5 , per session of Me!
months., Boarding; $6O.
TBACHENI FURNISHESchooIs and fami-:_
lies in need of teachers' can bear of Yotmif lamM
.well qualified, chiefly graduates of the Institut:Us*
,Hev. HENRI' REEVES. NVITIP4k.,-
TOB. PRINTING. in every;etylevOgeni.
atthe Officepf tbe IFILOII4pi,PROLOPaI