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THE SECRETS OF THE
MUm) 13 11 WtLL OUT.
Tato, Jacoby, and Doctor John Work
J (icoby to Print tho Regular Republi
can .Tickot with Tate's Namo
Added, and Doctor John to
Send Thorn Out with tho
Tickotn ho Prints
Doctor Jiihn In I'llut tiie Drmocrntli Tick
tt Willi .M-rcur' N'nmu Kitl.st II 11 14 il fur
JmtKr IHiu'lTn, nlut Tiilt Th'nmu
MilullLil for Ciip(nlll Clinlrnlil',
mill to Sclltl Tllrm Out lllll
tliv Kcgulnr llntllcnl Tit k.
eta (lint lit. I'iIiiIb r.mt
Thorn; Prlnletl li-Jacoby,
fATE MAKING WAIt ITOX TJIK DEM
Tho Bolters to Trade Judge
Elwell for Mercur
Tho Circular of Samuel Knorr, Esq.,
lato Oolonel of a Negro Reghnont,
and now Chairman of tho Eo
publican Standing Oom
mitto of Columbia
The following circular was printed
tit tho olllco of tho Columbia County Ro
miblicnu. unci sent out hv Diwinr Jnim
along with tho bogus Democratic tickets
nnu regular Kiuueai tickets printed by
himself, and the regular ltadical tickets
printed by Jacoby, with Tato's name
Tun Reigns Domocratic tickets printed
by Doctor John uro for tho purpose of
enabling tho Rolters to trade Juilgo El
well for Mercur and Tate. Hut in order
that Doctor John might deny that he
printed tho Republican ticket with
Tate's name added, it had to be printed
at tho oillco of the Democrat and .Star.
So wo find what claims to bo tho regular
Democratic press engaged in printing
tho regular Radical ticket. Thin the
plot thickens. But it would not do for
Jacoby to send such tickets to his min
er Democratic friends. It U a war upon
tho Democratic party, and the secret
must bo kept in order that they may do
ceivo Democrats and fell them out.
llenco it was inrrcrd that Doctor John
should send out Jaeoby's Radical ticket
nlong with his own, to bo delivered in
tno 11 rat piaco only to Doctor John'
personal friends along with tho follow
OFKIfK Ilni'UW.HMNHrAIfm.VO C'OM.,1
Ili.oo.MMieiHi, OviMiiur I, Mil.
HTMll Sill! Willi Hill I
- - . .. ,. .... mi, iilUU OLllltl
you tho regular Republican ticket. You
will seo that they aro got to the polls
early on Tuesday morning. Make it
j uur uusiiicss in sen mai mis is none.
n i; iuivii nu caiiuiuaio 101 .tYSsonimv,
nor for Cntintv nfllpniM v.m ...111
that there are but two ballots for oui
lienor ims ran. 'J iiis is in accordance
with tho new law. Ono is labelled
".State." and contains llioi.
"Governor John W. Gearv." When
this ballot is folded tho word "State"
appears on tho outside. The other is la
belled "County" and contains these
" Congress Ui.yksks Mimi'i'ii."
"Senate Ai,i:xANm:it J. Fnie-i.."
When ("nlili'il flin mini ti i'.. hi. it. 11
pcars on the outside.
10 accommodate those Republicans
who desire to vote for Colonel Tate for
Assembly, in order to break down the
Ruckalew despotism in this count v, the
"Democrat and Star" have printed the
Republican ticket with Tate's name
added. This matter is left optional
with our friends. As wo have no can
didate nnd ir tho friends of Tato are
willing to vote for Mercur, wo .shall of
fer no objection. Toaccominodato those
Democrats who voto for Mercur, the
full Democratic, ticket with Merctir's
immo substituted for that of Elwell will'
Chairman Standing Commute.
Tho following is tho bous Demo
cratic ticket printed by Doctor John,
and headed "The Regular Democratic
Peter' K. ilerbeln,
Georgo D. Jackson.
Levi L. Tato.
Prothonotary & Clerk of Courtti.
Register & Recorder,
John (1. Freeze.
John 1'. lliiiiuau.
O.v Monday afternoon a very large
and enthusiastic meeting of Democrats
assembled in Uenlon. Abram Young.
Esq., was President. Tho mooting was
addressed by Colonel John G. l'rcee at
length on all tho Issues of tho day. lie
urged tho votcra to bo out on election
day early, and too that no voto was left
Tho Rirjht of Suffrage.
7b Wm cuflcrn ,. the lMiun ami litnensqf CO
As District Attorney for Ibis County,
nud undcrobllgallonassucli to prosecute
offenders against Hie laws of the Com
monwealth, 1 deem it my duly, to call
your attention to a (paction of voting
at tho approaching election.
In the Constitution ot tho State, you
will llnd thoqitallllcatlonsof an elector,
plainly set forth; nnd '.Mil thero be
sonio Radical change In i'mit instrument,
wo must accept It us It Is.
The General Election Daws more ful
ly reclto these quallllcatloiis, and these
laws must bo our guide In dermlntng
who shall, and who shall not participate
In the privileges of the ballot-box.
It ha been maintained by some, for
political effect, that a class of persons
commonly called " deserters," are not
entitled to vote at State elections, and
that an election board must reject their
On the eleventh day of June, isi'.il, an
act of Assembly was pa-sod Intended to
carry Into effect the act of Congress
pased on the third of March, Wi, dc
prlvlngcertaln persons commonly called
"desorlors" of the right to vote. Sub
sequent to this, tho Supremo Court of
this State has pronounced that tho act
of Congress cannot be enforced by elec
tion boards, they can only act after trial
and conviction by competent tribunals.
Judge Strong who delivered tho opin
ion of the court, says:
Tho act of Congress means that the
forfeiture which it prescribe.'', llko all
other penalties lor desertion, niu-t lie
adjudged to the convicted persons, ap-
Ti:lt Tit! A!. HV A COt'liT MAllTIAI. AM)
hi:kti:nti: Ai'ritivi:i. Eor the con
vlclion and sentence of such a court,
there can ho no suhslltute. T hev alone
establish tho guilt of the accused, ami
fasten uiion him the legal conscouences.
Such, we think, is the true meaning of
llie act, a construction thai cannot lie
denied to It without lo-lnir sight of all
previous legislation respecting the sub
ject matter, no part of which doe.s this
act proiess to niter.
The ground taken by Judge Strong is,
that thero must bo an necusition a
court a trial a conviction a 'entence
mi approval of that sentence; and a
record showing all these must precede
the punishment. Not until all this ha
been gone through with, can an election
board Injaliif reject tho vote of any of
thnt class of persons called "deserters."
AH persons are preitimed innocent till
they are proven guilty. They are not
to bo ptuiMied wrniiUT ltr.coiii) i:vi
nr.xiT. or toxvu'i'iox.
Hy tho one hundred and third section
of the General Election Daw of second
of July, 1S:!!, it is provided :
If any Inspector or Judge of any elec
tion shall knowingly reject tho vote of
any qualified citizens each of
tho persons so offending, shall on con
viction, be jmnKhed in tho manner pre
scribed in tlio one hundred and seventh
section of the acl, (i e, by a line of not
les-s than fifty dollars nor mora than
liy section 0110 hundred and ten of the
ejection law above mentioned it is pro
"If any person shall uo or practise
any Intimidation, threats, force, or vio
lence with design to influence unduly,
or overawe any elector, or to prevent
him voting, or to restrain the freedom
of choice, such per-on on conviction
shall be fined in any sum not exceeding
five hundred dollars and be imprisoned
for any time, not less than one, nor more
than twelve months."
y tho act of Assembly just recited it
appears that tho voto of every person
qunlilled under the Stato constitution
nnd laws must be received, that its re
jection is an indictable offense.
This (jue.-t ion has been fully decided
by the Supreme Court of this State, and
therefore cannot come within the prov
ince of an election board. No man'n
private feelings can be consulted inJfrs
matter. We have laws laid down for
our guidance and control, and wo must
observe them In determining the quali
fications of a voter.
It is desirable that election ofllcers and
citizens -hould pay due attention to the
laws of thU State regulating tho right
of .suffrage. It is tho duty of all good
citizens to observe the laws of tho land
;ind see that no qualified voter is denied
the privilege of tho elective franchise.
In all cuscs where there may have
been a rejection of legal "voters, or an
Intimidation of voters, it will be incum
bent upon 1110 as representing the In
terests of tho Commonwealth to see that
prosecutions aro promptly instituted
and due punishment indicted.
M. M. TitAi-fiii.
HuioMsiicuo, October 1M1I.
A ITow Candidate for Assembly in tho
Tho following we clip from tlio.Vwt-
A.si:miu,v. -The light between the
two wings of the Democratic party, in
tho district, on their rival candidate
for Assembly, Is still going on. The
Republican party has made arrange
ments to have a candidate In the field
and Intend to elect lihn, "NVe assure our
friends that tickets will be furnMicd in
time, as the Republicans in this countv
are determined to have a candidate lii
the (leid. If that -hould scare either of
tho Democratic candidate-, from the
track, why lethlmgo. We shall vote
our own ticket, lo-u or win.
Tun post-olllco in Rloonisburg has
been removed, and is located In a fine
brick building, two doors west of the
Court House. It can bo reached with
out wa'dihg through mud and slush, and
will bo a thorough and lasting conve
nience, to tho people. Miss Ada Rupert,
daughter of Judge D, R. Rupert, is act
ing as deputy.
O.v Thursday evening last a spirited
meeting of the Democracy ns-eniblod at
the school-house, In DightStreel. John
Itobison, E-q., presided, and Jeremiah
Ilagenbuch, Esq., was elected Secretary.
The meeting was addressed by General
Kut ami Colonel l'ree.e, Tho drum
corps was out and dlscoiii.-ed excellent
imiilc, and tho meeting adjourned with
threo cheers for inciter Clymcrand the
whole Democratic ticket.
Tin: eonsnlrac.v between Tale, Jaco
by, l'riilt and Doehr John, has soino
special object not yet fully developed.
That is evident to every man In the
County. Tate was a candidate for the
Senate. Refero Hie meeting of the con
vention Doctor John witnessed a pref
erence for Tate. Tho people wondered 1
and pondered. When tho Convention
met, tho leaders of tho Conspiracy pro
ceeded a step fiirtherlnthelrplot. They
had tho following resolution passed, to
Jtcmtirdf That John Snyder nud
Robert C. Emit bo tho Representative
Conferees to support the choice of Mon
tour County, provided they support tho
candidate of this county for .Statu Sena
tor. The object, of course, was to force on
tho district the nomination of Tate, as
had been previously arranged between
the high contracting parties. The
scheme failed, because Judge Oaks, who
knew Tate well, could not bo induced
to support him.
They became desperate In their des
pair. Tato and Ikeler, after long i (in
ferences with the Republican leaders,
obtained the engagement of Doctor
John,C. 1 Knapp, and tiie Rev. Row
dy Hockley, that no ltadical candidate
should be nominated, and that they
would support Tate. The chairman of
the Standing Committee was operated
upon, the Rerwlck paper was secured,
and tho party bound hand and foot and
handed over to Doctor John.
Thus Tate having failed in his Sena
torial aspirations, was, for a conldera
tlon, induced to bull the nomination,
and (upon tho assurance by John,
Knapp, and Reckloy, of Republican
support) voluntnrjor AstcrnM;.
Now, why does. Tato so perslsfentlv
seek to secure a seat in some branch of
the Legislature, and why do the Repub
licans enter Into a bargain with him to
give him their vote'.' Of cour.-e it Is
not for the mere honor of a seat there
that Tato persbts that, by the favor of
tho parly ho seoks to destroy, ho has
once enjoyed. Nor do tho Republicans
vote for him out of love for the man,
however much they may love the trea
son of which ho is to bo the chief in
Wounded Birds Pluttor.
"Just look at tho insolence of tills
man Lrrn.i:. He calls the whole Dem
ocratic Standing Committee of Colum
bia Countv, the i'.epre-entalive Confer
ees, and those per-nns who signed a let
ter to the Committee, asking the nomi
nation of Colonel Tate for Repiesenta
tive, THE WHISKEY iiltlGADE!''
Ddmocuat axd Staii.
This is the secret, and' accounts for
the great industry of the Ikiltersin beg
ging names to the Tate bolt-papers; in
hopes thereby to divide tho responsibil
ity among so many, as to save their
own necks. "When wo christened them
as tho "Whiskey Rrigade," they knew
perfectly well that wo referred to the
Iiolrnns; and in tho same paper we
explained as follows : " Under this des
ignation (Rollers,) we do not intend to
Include tho great majority of the short
list of names appended to tho state
ment published, but only the leaders,
by whoso iullucnco all the others were
obtained, and whoso determination to
rule or ruin the party is now mani
fest to the meanest capacity."
It has turned out ju-t as we expected,
that tho Whiskey Rrigade, would lake
refuge under the cover of the names
of respectable) persons they had extorted
by begging and deception ; notwith
standing it is well known that a large
portion of tills small number are doing
all they can for Captain Chalfant and
the whole Democratic ticket.
LiT'ri-i:, in bis
to print Colonel
that Doctor John is
Tate's name along with tho Republican
ticket for circulation. TliU is not the
lid. Doctor John lias nothing to do
witn Tates ticket." Di:.mol'1iat axd
No, of courso not. After tho Cam
paign issued, Tate, Jacoby, and Doctor
John made ditfereut arrangements. Ja
coby printed regular Radical Republi
can tickets, with Tate's name added,
and delivered them to Doctor John or
Samuel Knorr, who sent them out along
with tho tickets Doctor John printed
himself and tho circular of Samuel
Knorr contained in another column.
Doctor John did also print falsely, a
bogus Democratic ticket, with Mercur's
and Tate's names substituted for tho
names of Judge Elwell and Captain
Chalfant; as seen in another column.
The ticket and circular referred to can
be .-een at the olllco of tho editor of this
paper. So friend Jacoby, don't keep
your paper back from your town sub
scribers any longer on ouu account.
Your paper circulated in Catawisia yes
terday, and you see we lan-o got a copy
somehow. We go to pre-s now, so send
on your paper.
Wi: allow thonbiiseand slander of indi
viduals In tho Democrat and Star to go
unnoticed for tho ire-eut. Wo aro too
bu-y with tho election to spend time In
refuting tho falsehoods and slang of that
siieet, which has grown desperate and
reckless under the general condemna
tion of the Democracy. Rut wo shall
hereafter vlndicato tho truo men of our
party who have been asailed by It.
That concern is giving its last desper
ate kicks, premonitory of death, ag.ilu-t
the party which has given It generous
support and conlideiico.
Orr Eriday evening the Democracy of
Millliirrowiishlp assembled at tho acad
emy in Mllllin vllle. John Michael was
chosen President. Tho meeting wasnd
dressed by Colonel J. G. Kreee. The
Democrats or old Mllllin will be out In
their strength and will support " the
ticket, tho whole ticket, and nothing
but tho ticket." Look out for thunder.
What will Itcoit old Simon Camero't
to carry tho Roller' Cauilhl.de, mill
thus secure his election to tho United
States Senate? I lo tried bis hand when
Senator iitickulow was elected, and
Tho Mavkot Stroot Colonel.
In the last Danomtl and AVnr, Colonel
Tate says! "that letters Were signed
by myself, John G. Frew, and others,
years aim, to Oaks and .lncksmi, but
never was It then thought or supposed
by either of in, or even Members them
selves, until the bill had pnwd tho
1 louse of Representative, that it was
lo beat tho evpense of tho lax-payers
of Columbia County." Now II will be
seen bv Colonel Tate's lctiors to Jack
son, In another column, that like his
letter to Oaks, they were signed by no
person but himself. And we would in
quiro how the bill for opening and
widening of Market Street at the ex
pense of the County could have passed
tho House of Representatives: without
tho knowledge of Colonel Tate, or even
tho Members themselves'.' Certainly
the Members who passed the bill know
what It was. Again, where did Colonel
Tato suppose the money was to come
from to widen Market Street and pay
for six or seven dwelling-houses and
land, to nt least the amount of ten or
twelve, and perhaps llfteen thou-aml
dollars'.' If the people of I!iooiiihurg
were to have paid for It, they certainly
had no occasion to apply to the Legisla
ture. Colonel Tate ami every body else
in Rloom-biirg knew perfectly well
that the whole object of the bill was, to
get Rloonisburg Improved at the ex
pense of the County. That was the
plan long before Colonel Tate's pet bill
was sent to Harrlsburg, and the Editor
of the Culttm'ii't Demnrntt was expected
to have sulllcient inlluence with our
Ropro--entnlivos to hurry the bantling
through before tho people In the county
could hear of it. Hence he wrote to
Jackson to " ivke hold of it as soon as it
comes from the Senate. It must booVr."
Certainly, our neighbor did not expect
the people of Rloonisburg lo pay for it.
The people will believe about as much
of his explanation as they do of his de
nial contained in the Ihmwitt imt
.Slur of the twenty-second of August,
IMifi. Writing over his own signature,
and referring to the charge Miat he had
been in favor of opening Market Street,
he said :
" I had fondly hoped thai this ancient
nii'fnii; of over ten yearsstauiliug, TO
WHICH I HAVE EVER REEX OP
POSED, had riuiirwl and gone to tho
' Tomb, of Capnlets.' "
Witnx Colonel Tato was up Eishing
Croc, k, procuring nanios (0 his bolt-paper,
they rofii-od to sign on the ground that
it would split tho party and give the
Radicals a chance. Thereupon tho Col
onel pledged himself that if the Radi
cals should nominate a candidate he
would Immediately withdraw, and
throw hii inlluence in favor of Cap
tain Chalfant. HeaNo told them that
"tho understanding was that the Re
publicans should not nominate a can
didate for Representative." This he
mail in the nvunuv of ('ril.i Uo'i'innitml
nercral others. Now the Colonel claims
that lie is the regular nominee of the
Democracy, and says in his ad. Ires-, con
tained in the Dfinricrat am Star of last
week as follows: " In a word, Iain
tho only regular nominee of the De
mocracy of Columbia County for Rep
resentative to the Legislature in the
district compo-e.l of tho Counties of
Columbia and Montour." What, the
regular nominee of tiie unterrilied De
mocracy withdraw in the event of the
oppodte party having a candidate ! As
it is denied by everybody except Roll
ers them-elves that Colonel Tate is the
regular nominee of the Democracy, we
naturally looked for some proof of such
a bold assertion, but in vain. In all
his lengthy address he does not atte.npt
to show when and how such nomina
tions flr.at became retiitar, nor give a
single instance when the Democracy of
Columbia made nominations in the
manner he claims to have been nomi
nated. On the contrary, tho uniform
practice has always been in conformity
to the following rule of the Democratic
party, regularly adopted and in force,
vi: "All nominations of candidate.-
shall bo in County Convention." Un
foreseen contingencies might happen
when it would be proper for the Stand
ing Committee to call the Democratic
County Convention together; but if
such event had happened, there would
have hcAMi other candidatos.aud the Con
vention would have appointed Confer
ees in favor of some man other than
"tho Market Street Colonel."
Moro of Tato's Lottoro in favor
H1.1niM-.nc1m, Mnui 10, Wfl.
liOX. G. 1). .lAClCsox, J)Mf ,y,v ;
Accept my thanks for the action of the
Sullivan Standing Committee. I hope
to see you next Tuesday. Colonel Freeze
will conio with me to Hurrisburg.
Friend Jackson, you can do us all a
great favor by pu-hiug the bill through
the Iloiiseof Representative for widen
ing and straightening the Hloomsburg
Market Street. Take hold of It as sojii
it comes from tho Somite. It mint be
liil. Yours, very sincerely,
Lkvi l. T.vri:.
Iii.ii.i-mp.ri! 1, M i u, j,
G. 1). .Tacksu.v, P-ttr Sir :
Colonel Freeze sent a letter to Harrls
burg Post-onic" to uiyaddre hist week
too late for me. Ills letters enclosed
explains please get It and return to me
here. Yours very truly,
Li:vi L. Tati:.
P.S. Also inform me in tint connec
tion, if you ple.no, In what stale uurbUls
areln-VVT THEM THROUGH.
Di'Miifit.vrs Inform us that Tate is
travelling the county and abusing nud
denouncing President Johnson. He Is
thus carrying out Doctor John's Instruction-,
and lilting himself for reception
into full communion with tho Radical
Republicans. Good-by, Levi!
It is said that Mercur Is using his
extra two tliou-aud dollars ns an elec
tioneering corruption fund. Does anj
bo.ly know whether that helped tho
bolt in Columbia County,'
THE CONNECTICUT ELECTIONS.
Till; COXSKUVATIVKS CAHKY THE
DAY HY I.AIUfUliY INCREAS
NKV YnllK, Ocloln'1'1, 1W1.
'I'm: following dispatch has been re
ceived at tho olllco 0!' the Times In this
ItAMTOUIl, OotdllPl' 2.
We have returns from one third of the
town ejections of yesterday. The Dem
ocrats and Conservatives have decided
gains over the Republican In Glaston
burg, Sunbury, Mlddleton, Canton,
Granby, etc., where strict political tests
The Republicans were defeated, and
every one of the-e towns was gained to
the Democrats and Conservatives.
Colon ki. Tati: said to Shei ill' Samu
el Snyder and others as follows, viz:
" 1 have assurance that If I am a can
didate for Assembly, the Republicans
will not have a candidate." hen an
other man told tho Colonel that he
would get nothing but Republican votes,
Colonel Tate replied: "I do not care
what votes 1 get, only so I get enough
to elect me." SoColonelTatolsdonetell
lug the store about "once when ho was
the IKmnrrutie candidate for Assembly
he took Andrew ('reveling Into his
buggy to ride with him, when Mr,
('reveling told the Colonel that ho be
Moved he would vole for him, Colonel
Tate replied that he did not want him
to vote for him, nor any other Rcpubll
can. All that he wanted of him, and
all tho like of him, was just to vote
against him and talk against him, and
then he would do him (the Colonel) a
favor." Oh, Levi Lucifer I Tho man
of "much consequence!" "llow hast
thou fallen to the ground 1"
Piuoit to the election last Fall the
editor of the Columbia dainty llepuhU-
van Instructed tho election ofllcers to
reject the votes of certain persons do
nominated deserters. Ry acting on tld;
advice some ono or more of this editors
friends wits subjected to the costs and
expenses of a pro-eciilion resulting In
their conviction. Most men would
have been satisfied with one effort to
get their friends into trouble, especially
if they had been as successful In so dolli;
as was this editor. Rut we are sorry to
see this is not tiie case with Doctor
John. He repeats his advice to the
election ofllccrcnud begs them toohoy a
law which even his uliable lawyers will
tell him, if they know anything,
clearly unconstitutional.. We advise
our Republican boardsof election before
acting on the Doctors advice to consult
Mr. Kek, of Roaringcreck. He can tell
just bow much it costs an election ofll-
cer lo follow this advice.
Who are the Rolters? In looking
over the list of names we find some
irho (ml: mviey from S'ran'on and
electioneered with if against Hon. John
M'Reynolds when be was a candidate
for Congre.'s. Will the people permit
these same men to defeat Captain Ciial
fant, the Democratic candidate for As
s'embly, as they defeated the Cougre-s
man'.' Is sonieboly in Tate's interest
furnMiing tho moiii'v '.' Is the Whiskey
Ilrigado always in the market?
Tin: Djnn'iMuy of Rohr.sburg nnd
vicinity held a lar.ro and enthusiastic
ni'-eting, on End ly evening last. They
wero addressed by General W. H. Ent
Ciptain George W. Utt, and Charles G
R irkley, Es.l Judge Evans, the Pres
ident, made a few very appropriate re
mirks, urging the Democracy to lie
trueand steadfast. Altogether the meet
ing was a success.
A man in Millville sends by Caplain
I! hilnio.ier for Tato tickets. He is in
formed that they will be sent out by
Doctor John, along with tho regulir
Radical tickets, 'p.ite has an arrange
ment with Doctor John, by which Ja
coby is to print tiie regular Republican
ticket with Tato's name added, and the
Doctor is to send them out along with
the regular Republican ticket, which
ho prints himself.
It Is now certain that Mercur lost at
least twenty or thirty votes by speaking
hU itii "e in tho Court Mouse. It was
prepared for Rradford County; and had
he kept it there, many of those who
were his friends could not have been
made lo believe that ho was in favor of
negro sutrrage. Mercur is evidently (It
for nothing moro than a county politi
cian. Mil. Di:an wa-t originally talked of as
a Candidate for As-embiy, but finding
that Captain Chalfant would beat him In
Montour, he concluded, against the
wish of Chalfant's friends, to run for tho
Senate, and thus secured tho control or
the conferees. They were ne ver und"i
the Inlluence of Mr. Chalfant or his
friends, but always antagonistic to them.
What became of Ren. Rutler, Dan.
Dickinson, Ed. Stanton, .Joe. Holt, D.i ve.
Wllmot, Ulysses Mercur, once Demo
crats, after they began to coquette with
Republicans? Every one knows they
went over soul and body. What Is like-
ly to I tecum n of Holler 'Jtto ami his
fricinh, Judging them also by the com
pnny they kcop?
I I !. I Stf. .
A DiiMocKATic meeting Mas held nt
the public! house ot Mr. Israel Mumma,
in Espy, on Tuesday evening last, it
was addressed by M. M.'iY.iugh, Esq.,
District Attorney, and by Colonel
Freeze. Thero Is u very good prospect
of a conservative gain lu the town-hip ;
and a similar sentiment Is to bo observ
Coiioxui, Fni:i:zi: addressed n largo
Democratic meeting nt Williamsport,
on tho evening of the twenty-second
I'iuhay Mohni.vo, OotoVt ,
Wi: stop tho press lo.lnsert tliofulliw, "
Ing letter of declination from cSlm,,-
Tate, Just handed lis. Wu aro guj ,
see that ho disavows all complicity win,
tho scheniu of trading votes stated In
Colonel Knorr'a secret circular. Re,,,,,,
crats, closo up tho ranks' and move for.
tt'iit'il itlitlnil llrm itml nvilll.iiil I.. it .
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certain triumph which awalt.s t t.s I I-;t.
TO Till'. DKMOt'llACV OV t'OLUMlin
It having beeonio "patent" to us mi
that tho contest on the Representative
question, If continued In this district,
would bo likely to complicate, to mhiu
extent, the general questions Involve,
In the coming election, and to some ex.
tent to Jeopard Im) tho value of the fnrro
of the Democracy here, and being n.
ccedlngly anxious, as I havo ultav
been, for Ihesuccessof Democratic priu.
clplcs, and that nothing on my part
should be dono to impede tho onwnrj
march of the nforitl nnd political furw
which must eventually control du
country, 1 deliberately mid thoughtfullr
retire from tho Held, iw a candidate f,r
Representative in tho State Legislature,
This 1 do for the reasons above asslgiiwl,
and not because I was not fairly the
choice of tho Democracy. Lcavin?
this question undiscussed, I shall be
found now, as at all former times, tut.
tling boldly for tho principles of nur
tiiue-honoied party. Thankful for tin
ardent support of my numerous friend
I am, very respect I ill I y,
"i our obedient servant,
Lr.vi L. Tati:.
Tati: will bo very badly beaten. Rj
is running now simply ns tho tool and
victim of Doctor John and of tho WhU
key Rrigade. Ho will got neither Rem.
ocratio nor Republican votes In Mon
tour, and in this county but a snmll
portion of the Democratic, vote, and a
part of the Republican voto (in case a
Republlcancandldatnis not sprung iinoo,
us on tho evo of the election.) He is run
for purposes of cheating and trading In
the Interest of Mercur, tho Negro Suf.
frago candidate for Congress, and that U
tho whole of It unless the Radicals con
clude to run a man of their own and slip
him in on the spilt.
Tho Democrat and Star is Sinkinp.
13. R. Ii"i:i.r,ithassold out his Intercs.
in the concern, and W. II. Jacoby ij
discouraged. Ho says In his paper of
last week that " we care little how niiiny
papers aro printed misery loves com
pany as publishing a country newspa
per is a thankless, sinking business, to
make the best of it." What else could
beexpected when the Democratic organ
makes-war upon tho Democratic party?
Let him learn to never again betray lih
friends; and like the other rat, let him
hasten and desert the sinking ship.
Tun Rolters talk about tho pcopto,
desiring and urging tho bolt. Why
bless their simple souls, thero are in
Columbia County over three Uwiuwl
Democratic voters; and, deducting re
cantations, less than one hundred and
J'Jt.'l appear to Tate's manifesto. And
they tire the people! Did auy-boily evor
hear such impudence'.' Ono swallow
does not make a Slimmer, nor does onu
Holler, in moro than twenty honest
Democrats, make the people.
On Wednesday afternoon of last week,
a Democratic meeting was held nt
.Slab town. We did not learn thenamu
of the olllcer.s. The meeting wn-s ad
dressed by Colonel Freeze, E. R. Ikoler,
Jo-eph Campbell, and by Captain
Thomas Chalfant, tho Democratic can
didate for Legislature. The ball is roll
ing on. Thero will be a glorious victory
for " the whole ticket."
Wi: adviso our political friendn
throughout tho county to keep up u
keen look-out for bogus tickets on elec
tion day. There aro desperate men
about who will bear watching. Let all
cheating and trading of votes be pro
vented by vigilance and a stern deter
mination among Democrats that thcra
shall be an honest election.
A nisi'ATcn was left at the telepraph
oflico, at Rloonisburg, last Saturday,
lieforo three o'clock, p. sr., directed to
Hon. Paul Leldy, Danville, informing
him that Mr. Ruckalew would speak In
ftiuvlllo tho same evening. Tho h
putrit was not received in lYanvmo till
about seven o'clock p. ji., four hourn
after. Can uny-bodj-tell tho re-won.
A vi:hy largo meeting of tho Democ
racy of Danvilbe-and vicinity was ad
dressed, on Saturday night, by Senator
Ruckalew. His speech has been report
ed by I). F. Murphy, and will bo pub
lished. Wo bespeak for It an attentive
perusal by all into whoso lmtids it may
Ox Monday evening tho Democrats of
Montour Township assembled at Dlet
terlck's .school-house. They were nil
drested by Doctor 1'. II. Freeze and
Charles G. R.irkley, Esq. Wo aro told
I ho spec-hos were to tho point and well
received by the audience.
At the Radical meeting held at Or
angevllle on Monday owning, tomakev
up nn audienco tho cblldien from tho
"soldiers' Orphan School wero brouglrt
in, an outrage of no ordinary character
when it Is romemberod that this school
Is supporfed from tho hard earned, taxes
Go to tho polls eaily on Tuesday next,
and remain active and vigilant during
the day. Look out for bogus tickets ;
send for voter- who are not early in at
tendance, and see that nu Intimidation
or undue luilucuco Is exorcised ovur
doubtful voles. Work will win.
Lv tho next number of tho "Cam
paign" wo shall give tho result of the
election, anil shall endeavor to do Jus-
uco to to. 'oral doletred mibjects.