Columbia democrat and star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1867, April 25, 1866, Image 2

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    etreetp of Munich with a mo?t maiestic tread
and with a sense of power which any judge
advocato ia America mi phi; cnry.. When
. the saw any person whom sho chose to de
nounco lor thwartinsr tha government or
"using disloyal language," hor cbedient fol
lowers needed tut a s-ign to make tncm
eprinsat the throat of their victim. - It gives
me unspeakable pleasure to tell you the se
quel The people rose in their strength,
gnashed down the whole machinery ot. op
pression, and drove out into uttermost shame
king, -strumpet, dog', and aih 1 rom that
time to this neither man, woman, nor beast,
dared to worry or kfflthepcopfeof Bavaria.
A'l these are but so many different ways
of uin the arbitrary power to purnsft. la&
variety is merely ia the means which a ty
rannical .government takes to destroy those
whom it w bound to protect Lverywhere
it is but an other construction, on the same
principle of that remorseless machine by
which despotism wreaks its vengeance cn
those who offend it. In a civilized country
. it nearly alwavs uses the military force, be
cause that is the sharpest, and surest, as
well as the best looking instrument that can
be found for such a purpose. But in none
of its forms can it be introduced into this
country ; we have no room for it ; the eround
here is all preoccupied by legal and free in
stitutions. Between the officers who have a power
like this and the people who are liable to
become its victims, there can le no relation
except that of master and slave. The master
may De "kind anl the slave may be contented
' in his bondage ; but the man who can take
your life,, or restrain yonr liberty, or despoil
you of your property at his discretion, either
with his own hands or by by means of a hir
ed overseer, owns you and he can force you
to serve him. All you are, and all you have,
including your wives and children, are his
. property. " ,
Ii my learned and very good friend the
Attorney General, had this right of domina
tion over m?t I should not be very much
frightened, for 1 fchould expect him to use it
as moderately as any man in aKtbe world; but
still I should feel the necessity of being very
discreet. He might change in. a short time.
The thirst for blood is an appetite which
grows by what it feeds upon. We cannot
knew him by present appearances. Robe. -
Eierre resigned a country judgeship in early
fe, because he was too tendr-hearted to
pronounce sentence of death upon a con
victed criminal. Caligula passed for a
amiable young gentleman before he w.w
clothed with . the imperial purple, and for
about eizht months - afterwarus. It was
Trajan, I think, who said that absolute
power would convert any mm into a wild
beast, whatever was the original benevo
lence of his nature. If you decide that the
Attorney General holds in his own hands or
shares with others the power of life and death
over us all, I mean to be very cautious irt
mv intercourse with hun ; and 1 warn you.
the judges whom I am now, to do
likewise. Trust not to the gentleness and
kindness which has always marked Ins be
i . xr .i? a. x.
navior nerewjiure. aetp yuur usance, dc
careful how you approach him, for you
know not at what moment or by. what a tri
fle you mav rouse the s'eepmg tiger. Kc
member the injunction of bcripture : '"Go
not near to the man who hath power to kill;
and if thou come unto him, see that thou
make no fault, lest he take away thy life
presently; for thou goest among snares and
walkest' upon the battlements of the citv."
The right of the executive government to
kill and imprison citizens for pcliticaF offen
ses has not been practically claimed in this
country.except in cases where commissioned
officers of the army were the instruments
used. Why should it be confined to them?
V hy should not naval omcers be permitted
to snare it? . What is the reason that com
mon soldiers and seamen are excluded from
all participation in the busines? No law
has Dcstowcd the right upon army officers
more than upon other persons. If men are
to be hung up without that legsJ trial which
the Uonstitution guarantees to tnem, vruy
' not employ commissions of clergymen, mer
chants, manufacturers, horc-tlealers. butch
ers, or drovers, to do it? It will not be pre
tended that military men are better qualified
to decide questions of fact or law than other
classes of people ; for it is known on the
contrary that they are as a general rule,
least of all fitted to perform the duties that
belong to a judge. , .
The Attorney General thinks that a pro
ceeding which takes away the lives of citi
zens without a constitutional trial is a most
merciful dispensation. His Met. of human-
ity as well as law is embodied in the bureau
of military justice, with all ij dark and
bloody machinery. For that St rang'? opin
ion he gives this, cririons reason: that the
duty of the commander-in-chief is to kill,
and unless he has this bureau and these
commissions he must butcher indiscrimi
nately without mercy or justice. I admit
that if the commander-in-chief or any other
officer of the tiovrnment has the power of
an Asiatic king, to butcher the people at
pleasure, he ought to havc somebody to aid
him in selecting his victim?, as well as to do
the rough work of strangling and .shooting.
But if my learned friend will only conde
scend to east an eye upon the Constitution,
he will see at once that all the executive and
military officers are completely relieved by
the provision that the lire of a citizen shall
not be taken at all until after lqral convic
tion by a court and jury. f
You cannot help but see that military com
missions, if suffered to go on.' will be sued
for most pernicious purposes. I have crit
icized none of their past proceedings, nor
made any allusion to their hit-lory in the
last five years. But what ean be the mean
ing of this effort to maintain : them among
as ? Certainly not to punl-h actual guilt
All the end:3 of true justice - are attained by
the prompt,, speedy, impartial trial which
the courts are bound to give. li there any
danger that crime will, be winded upon by
the judges? Docs anybody r retend that
courts and juries have less ability to decide
upon facts and law than themeu who hit in.
military tribunals ? The counsel in ' this
cause will not insult jou by even hinting
such an opinion: What righteous or just
purpose, eatfthey serve I JN one, whatever.
'. But while they are utterly powerless to do
even a shadow of good, they will be omnip
otent to trample upon innocence, to gag the
truthj to silence patriotism, and crush the
liberties of the country. They will always
be organized to convict, and the conviction
will follow the accusation as surely as night
follows the day. The government, of course,
will accuse none before such a ; commission
except those whom it predetermines to ruin
and destsoy.' The accu-ier' can choose the
judges, and wiU certainly select those who
are .known to be the most ignoran t, the most
unprincipled, and the most ready to do what
ever may please the power which gives them
p.ty, promotion, and plunder. . The willing
witness can be found as easily a3 the -super
serviceable judge. The treacherous py and
' the base informer tli osc loathsome wretches
who da their lyin by the job will, stock
such a market with abundant, perjury, fr
the authorities that employ them will be
bound to protect as well as reward them.
A corrupt, and tyrannical government'.,
with such an engine at its command, will
shock the world with the. enormity of
its crimes. Plied as it may be by . the
arts cf a malimant priesthood, axid urged
on by the . madness of a raving icrowd, it
will be worse than the popish, plot, or the
French revolutions it will be a combina
tion of both, with Fououier Tirivilla on tha
r onch, and Jutu3 Uates in the witness s box.
You can save u? from this horrible fate.'
You alone enn '"deliver us from the body of
this To thatr fearful extent is the
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re duly authorized to solicit and re ein subscrip
tions and advertising for tb3 Democrat Se tar, pub
lished at Bloomsburg, Columbia county. Pa. - -
The Situation.
Inconcluding Judge Black's argument on
the "Indiana Conspiracy Cases, and while
urging every person to read it careful! jy we
think it an excellent time to review briefly,
the events of tb.3 five years last past, and
make a note of the political posture of affairs
at this time. . v
In the beginning of the war, the Democ
racy held that a state coud not secede from
the union ; that a state could not be guilty
of treason, though individual citizens might
be. In the prize cases recently decided, the
United Statt s Supreme Court have, in al
most those words, sustained that view, and
feuch is also the opinion of the President of
the. United States. ' Two brandies of the
government with us on that point. Against
the Democracy, the President andthc Su
preme Court, are arrayed Stevens, Sumner
and Phillip, the traitors at "the other end
of the line." ' .
In the beginning of the war'aud constant
ly during its progress, the Democracy held
that all parties and persons should be sub
ject to the authority, and under the protec
tion of the Constitution. That the mere
, i . i x .
maw; 01 war gave 10 no man any power
which he had not by virtue of the Constitu
tion ; and that no man could be either ar
rested, tried or punished, except in strict
conformity to its letter and spirit.
All the red-mouthed-stay-at-home aboil
tionists in the country railed against the doc
trine ; but a republican Congress upon two
occasions admitted the strength of the posi
tion, by passing acts of indemnity, screen
ing Lincoln and all his coteinptible satraps
through the country, from the legal conse
quences of their illegal actions.
During the war, the Democracy held tha
military trials of civillians"Xwas an unheard
of and tyrannical usurpation of power. The
abolitionists in Columbia County and else
where encouraged, defended, applauded and
used military forces and'eommissions, in the
arrest, trial, and punishment of citizens ;
and now, all that is pronounced illegal and
void, and that those "military commissions"
had "no jurisdiction to try and sentence."
Again, during the .war, and at all' times,
the Democracy held that the war poxcer as
it.was styled, gave no authority to any me,
neither to the government or the President
to abolish slavery, anywhere. This posi
tion. like each of the others was bitterly: as
sailed and denounced. And yet hardly had
tbeechoes of tha howlings died away, until
a republican Congress affirmed the sound
ness of the democratic doctrine, by. posing
an amendment to the Constitution, abolish
ing slavery : A perfectly useless thing, if
the Presidential proclamations had produ
ced that effect.
s We mi sht continue this examination of
points and positions at greater length, and
discuss the question of belligerents," piracy,
constructive trea.v)n, &c, and in each one
show that the sober second thought has in
variably settled every one of them in favor
of the doctrine'fof the Dcmoeracv. But
this article is already too long, and we for
bear. The record of our party in favor of
civil liberty and law, against usurpation and
tyranny is a proud one. "The past at least
is secure," and nothing .can dim the lustre
of a party struggling against place and pow
er, in favor of civil liberty and constitution
al law, and by the mere force of right,
achieving a victory.
Shall it be Done. .
Every day we read of great and destruc
tive fires, and the wonderful and magnani
mous conduct of the Fire companies in
quenching them. We know, from experi
ence, some of the ruinous and wasting effects
of a destructive fire. Although thus far
Bloomsburg has been exceedingly favored
with the absence of desolating fires, but our
turn may soon come. We caution our citi
zens to be very enreful with fire, imagine
our condition ! our situation ! Are we sun-
plied with water, and with a Fire company
to extinguish a hre : 2s o! And is there
anything to prevent a fire, with a favorable
wind, from raging from one end of Blooms
burg to the other. No ! Therefore, we ask
our enterprising and weal thy citizens, wheth
er or not this state of things, shall continue
to exist. It. is simply nonsense to attempt to
get up afire company, which could be easily
effected, until we have a supply of water.
Where in the United States is there a town
or city more favorably situated for "water
works" than Bloomsburg ? What a mag
nificent opportunity does the water of Fish
ingcreek, and the site of Cemetery Hill af
ford for supplying the very hou-e-tops of
Bloomsburg with an inexhaustible supply of
fresh water. - Who wiU make a move in this
laudable enterprise. The man', or men,who
take the lead in affecting this . object will
erect for himself a monument which will re
mind future age a of his usefulness. Let it
be accomplished. '
Release of the Indiana Conspi
' ;.' , '..'V rators. . . : '.
r" CoLorers, Ohio, Tuesday, April 10,
Willlui A Bolf-s LambdemP:Milli
GAtf and Stepuex Uorsky, the Indiana
conspirators who were convicted hy Military
commission, sentenced to be hung, and com
muted by President Lincoln to imprison
ment for life, were to-day released from the
unio .remienuary Dy orders of the Presi
dent Milligan is the Democratic candidate
in Indiana for . Uni States Senator, and
was released on hMh, ' corpus before the
order for dihaxg- v .
- SfioMy Against 'tie -Prime Soldier !v
The disunion press is full of lies ia regard
to the action of Democratic Senators in
1864, before the Senate was organized. After
its organization, viz: on the 30th of March,
18G4, Senator IIopkrn3 "offered the following
resolution : (See Kecord, page 536.) , ?
Jtesolced, That the Committee oti Federal
Relations, bo instructed to bring in a .joint
resolution instructing" our Senators and re
questing Our Representatives in Congress to
vote for a law requiring the payment of
non-commissioned officers and privates in the
service of the United Stated in coin or its
Upon their resolution Senator Clymer, now
the Democratic candidate for Governor,
spoke as fullows: (See Record, page 538,)
I did not know, sir, that the Senator from
Washington (Mr. Hopkins) was about to
offer a resolution of this kind; had I been
aware of the fact, I might have been able to
form a more correct judgment as to his in
tentions in so doing.
I presume he designed to perform an act
of tiniple justice to those who, on the tent
ed field, are struggling for the maintenance
of this Government, lie himself avows
his intention to place this meritorious class
of our fellow-citizens, so far a? relates to
their pay. upon a footing with those sleek,
well paid, well fed, truly loyal, and most
discreet gentlemen who, m this time of trial,,
are idling sunny hours in the courts of F,u-
rope as our foreign ministers, while the sol
dier is enduring the jiains. the trials and the
dangers of a campaign. - Contemplate the
picture; the one class clothed in purple and
paid in gold, the other clad in homespun
and paid in greenbacks! the.on surrounded
by all the luxury which gold can buy, the
other in their individual persons and in
their families, enduring all the want and
misery which paper moiiy ever entails! An
unprejudiced observer, sir, would not it
seems to me, be likely to attribute any sin
ister or improper motive to one who at
tempts to equalize hi some degree the con
dition of these two classes. Surely, sir, the
disparity between one hundred and sixty
dollars a year the wages of the soldier
paid in greenbacks and the salaries of our
foreign ministers, ranging from seven to
twenty thousand a year, paid in gold, is of
such magnitude that it snoidd-not be "dis
loyal to attempt to equalize it.
To me. sir, it is strange, pa m i strange,
that those who proton so much love for the
soldier, who are eternally parading them
selves as the "soldiers tnends who would
make the soldier believe that everyone out
side the pale of their political communion
is his enemy, whose whole stock in trade is
to yell that they arc "loud," and to boast
that they love tlie soldier better than wife
or child, should here to-day resist n propo
sition so fair and just. By your deeds you
shall be tried, lloneyed words of flattery
cost nothing. To sustain this resolution and
the enactment of its purpose into a law,
might impose some slight additional taxa
tion upon your "loyal" gentleman, and that
would cost something. You cannot afford
that. Oh! no! Fulsome praise, laudation
without stint that you can give; it is in
your line ! but when the soldier a-ks lor the
means wherewith to supply hi- wife and lit
tle ones with the base necessaries of life
which, owing to the vicious system of finance
inaugurated by Republican rulers, have been
raised to .fabulous prices you turn your
acks upon him and brand as '"disloyal"'
even man who dares to advocate his claims.
That fs!a species of disloyalty of which I.
for one. am neither ashamed nor atiaid. If
it le "disloyal" to stand by, guard, protect
and defend the pooraod humble against the
rich and powerful; to be in favor of the
soldier rather than of the shoddy contractor,
then I am di-loyal. It is a kind of di.-loj--nlty
of which you, gentlemen on the Repub
lican sid wil! never be acvu.Hid by those
who know vt. Where the spyi!-;:ire. there
will your hearts be aio. .
I'srUPATlOX IX Tile SEXATK. .' '
Pos-ibly. sir, the Senator from Washing
ton offered the reohition with an additional
motive that wa. to relieve himself, and
those who act with him politically, from the
base and yn founded charge that we were ojh
poscd to an inrvea o of the pay of the sol
dier. When this Senate was unorganized,
as we then believed, and ayou subsequently
admitted by proceeding ; elect a Sjteaker,
a resolution was offered on the' opjiosite side
of this chamber, instructing our Senators
and requ?sting our Representatives in Con
gress, to vote for a bill increasing the paj- of
the soldiers. We then voted against it. as
under similarcircumstanees we would to-da
Wo told youthen that bv no vote of ours
would we cm recognize your high-handed
act of usurpation. We told you we would
vote against anv and even- resolution, even
should vou offer one asserting the divinity of
God himself. We stood up for a principle,
and we triumphed. You offered the resolu
tion, as you offered others, for the purpose
of inaki n gclap-tra p ca pital a gainst us amongst
the soldiers and others. You paraded our
vote throughout the State as a high crime
and a sin, when you 'knew in your hearts
that every representation you made, as tn
onr position, was simply false. But the
resolution of the Senator from Washington
has unearthed 3ou.. It has stirred up a
fearful commotion amongst the ranks of the
faithful. You gnash your teeth in impotent
rage, and are swollen up with undischarged
bile. You rave and fume and sweat all to
no purpose, gentlemen. We intend to ex-
rose your duplicty, i.nd we havedone it.
lencc those tears. I advise you to cover
your intentions in some more skillful way, or
I shall again draw aside the flimsy veil which
shields you from open contempt.
But, sir, what will le the effect of the
resolution should Comrros enact a Jaw in
accordance with its spirit? Will it not be
precisely what you gentlemen forced us to
vote agaiu-t, when you attempted usurpa
tion: lhc soldier win Le paid in com oi
ks equivalent; that is to say, his wages will
be increased bv the -difference between gold
and greenbacks. If gold at the end of any
month is sixty per cent, above greenbacks,
the common soldier will receive twenty dol
lars and eighty cents, instead of thirteen dol
lars, for his month's services. If you were
honest in your proposition to increase his
pay, how can you object? When he entered
the sendee, his pay was thirteen dollars er
month in gold' for then gold was not above
par. . Ihe resolution simply proposes to
keep our plighted faith with the most meri
torious of all public servants; with him
who defends our home and firesides. Tell
me, gentlemen? were you honest or dishonest
in your proposition? You shall not evade
an answer by calling me disloyal. The word
has no terrors for me. ' Three years ago you
paid ; the foreign, minister and the private
soldier in gold. Why, to-day do you con
tinue to pay him who is baskinsr and revel
ling in the smiles of royalty, and refuse it to
him who, amid the roar ot cannon and a
storm. of bullets, is battling in your defence?
.nswer me ii you dare. We will not be
deterred from makirisr che inouiry bv threats
or denudations. Ae on this side of the
chamber claim for ourselves a3 much interest
in -and devotion to the Government founded
upoathe Constitution as you claim tp pps-j
sess." We "do not impugn your motives
you shall not ours." We are not to be cajoled
or intimidated here or elsewhere. We are
your peers and equals here and every place.
We know our rights and will maintain them.
We will stand by the Constitution and Union
of these States, and we tell you, aye, we
charge it upon ytu, that you are the only
men who would destroy both.
Charges are constantly made against us of
a want of fidelity to the Government, of
sympathy, with treason, and of aiding the
rebellioir. We defy, you to make them good.
This matter had better be understood and
settled here and now. It is true, we arc not
the slaves of any administration. You shall
not set the blacks free and -enslave white
men. We know no Government which is not
based upon the Constitution, and we will
neither obey nor be "hjyal'' to any other.
Is my language sufficiently precise? is it
clear? I do not. wish to be misunderstood.
J ahi not 'loipiU' to any administration; I
am ever so to true government, founded upon
and acting in accordance with the Constitu
tion, of which it is the mere creature and
exponent. More than this, you nor any
living man can demand of any one. To do
so is to make yourselves mustm and those
of whom you make the demand sfdirs. We
wish you to fully understand that you shall
never exercise any such power over us. The
history of the past should teach vou that the
race to which we belong may possibly be ex-
ternimatcu, but never eiiMaved..
Senator Clymer and every other Demo
crat voted for this resolution, and the Dis
union Senators voted to kill it by amending
it, and having a majority, effected its amend
ment, and thus defeated the original propo
sition. Abolition Theory in Practice..
We call the att ention of our Xegro-equal-ity-advocates
to the fullowiug "instance in
which their theory was put in practice. As
we have always contended, when the equali
ty doctrine is practically carried'to their own
homes and among their own children it
proves to be too much for them to support.
The theory is a good one, the legal offence
is nothing, but oh ! the practice in all its
phases appears to be something more than a
mere matter of taste and smell. During
the last winter this negro frequently took
this daughter and Mrs. Griffith and other
female members of the family sleighridin?.
He was ou perfect equality with the fauiily
ate at the same table, slept under the
same roof and enjoyed all the rights and
privileges that Mr. Griffith's children did ;
and we say that the darkey and the daughter,
did just what they were encouraged to do,
by Mr. Griffith and the whole party of pre
tended Negro-worshippers, and we demand
that they 'hall practice what "they preachr
ere we give them the credit of being in earn
est. A Mr. William Griffith, of Somerset Co.,
who is an advocate of Negro Equality, has
had his theory put into practice. He has
been employing negroes to-work for him,
getting their labor for little expense ; and is
rejMmed to have said some time since, that
he "would rather have his daughter married
to one of his negro hands than to a copper
head." It appearsthat his daughter, a fine
looking gill about seventeen years of ae.
has taken heed to his equality teaching, and
tcrday (Tuesday) eloped with a j-oung Buck
Nigger. She slipped out from her father's
house, met the Nigger on the road, and
walked to this place, intending to take the
cars and proceed to Harrisburg, and there
get married. Mr. Griffith, finding by the
absence of his daughterand the Nigger. that
his theory was to be put into practice, by a
member of his own family, telegraphed to
the jKilicc st this place, who arrested them
on their arrival le-re. Both are now in the
hands of the police, and the "equality"' is
looking through the "ten of diamonds'' of
the lockup.
Mr. Griffith should not now object to this
action of his daughter and the darkey for
he has taught them that they are equal.
Jolut.slutcii Ihmwut.
To be Amended.
The "civil rights," or negro equality bill,
says the Bellefbnte Yt'a t china n, which has
lately been passed over the President's veto,'
is, it is said, to be amended shortly, imposing
the following penalties upon all persons who
refuse to recognize "Cuil'ee"' as abolitionism
thinks he should be recognized.
Tor n-gleciing to step off the pavement as
Sambo or Dinah passes, a tine of five dol
lars. For neglecting to Ihtw and take off your
hat to them, a fine of three dollarsand ahalf.
For refusing to shake hand-, eight dollars.
For refusing to kiss a wench when vou
meet her, seventy-six dollarsand thirty days
. For neglecting to nurse their babies in the
street cars or churches, thirty-six dollars and
ten days imprisonment.
For refusing to see one home from church,
twelve dollars.
For pa-sing them on the street without
smiling, two dollars.
For a.-king them to work, ten dollars.
For refusing to invite them to your table
with you. forty dollars.
For believing that you are as good as a ne
gro, five hundred dollars and three years im
prisonment. For saying that you are better than a ne
gro, ten thousand dollars and fifty j ears im
prisonment. For refusing to marry one. imprisonment
for life and the confiscation of vour oropertv.
For saying the Government was made by
white men. six thousand dollars fine and fif
teen years imprisonment.
For savin? the white soldiers fought as
bravely as did the "colored troops," two
thousand dollars and three years imprison
ment For refusing j-our daughter to any buck
that wants her, to be hung by the thumbs
until dead, and have your wife . and chil
dren turned out on the highways to starve.
The fines in all cases to be handed over to
the executive committee of the sdoIition
1 tarty, and when the money is not to be had.
Jenjamin F. Butier is to be sent in order to
collect it in spoons, or whatever else he may
be able to find.
To know that the whole party c f Radicals,
from their leaders down to such whining fol
lowers as the editor of the JifjuiLlican con
demn Jeff Davis, Gen. Lee and Slidell to the
gibbet, and all the while support such men
as Sumner, Phillips, Stevens and d. d. For
ney, is to know that they are all traitors "at
the other end of the line." President John
son and Secretary Seward has so decided.
The Revenue Commissioners recommend,
that the tax on distilled spirits, be reduced
to one dollar per gallon. . They say that the
present high duty is little less than paying a
premium on smuggling and fraud ; that the
people paj- the tax, but the profit goes into
the jackets of lawr-breaking men, and not
into the Treasury. .
Release of Capt. Winder.
? RiciritoxD, Wednesday, April 11.
Capt. R. B. Winder, Vho has been im
prisoned here for several months, was dis
charged to-day by orders from Washington.
Editors Democrat 4 Star ; :-
The anecdote which we furnish below, is
taken from a book entitled, "Anecdotes for
the .Family,"' published by the American
Tract Society, at New York. As the fa
ther of several children who attend some
of the Sunday Schools of Bloomsburg, I re
spectfully call the attention of those men
and women of this community who have de
voted , themselves to God, to the lesson
which it inculcates, and ask them to recon
cile in their own hearts', and to an intelligent
understanding that lesson with the conduct
off Abraham Lincoln during it's last hours.
The Anecdote is found on page 130 of that
look, and is headed Pleasure. It is as fol
lows : " "
"While traveling,-Mr. Henry met with a
lady who largely- expatiated on the amuse
ments of the stage, as being in her opinion
superior to all other pleasures. She remark
ed that there was the pleasure of thinking
on the play before she went, the pleasure
she enjoyed while there, and the pleasure
of reflecting on it afterwards. Mr. Henry,
who had heard her remarks without inter
ruption, now said, with his usual mildness,
that there was one pleasure more which she
had forgotten. "What can that be ?" She
eagerly asked ; for she thought she must
have included them all. With a grave look
and a striking manner Mr. H. replied, "Mad
am, the pleasure it will give you on a death
bed." A clap of thunder or a flash of light
ing could not have more surprised lior. She
had no reply to make, the rest of the jour
ney was occupied in deep thought ; she
abandoned the theatre, ana heartily pursu
ed those pleasures -which afford present sat
isfaction and can impart solid comfort hi a
dying hour."
In this connection, and as not entirely ir
relevant, I would call the attention of the
christian community to the horrid thirst for
blood manifested by the "loyal" press, as
well as in other quarters ; even in the Sun
day Schools of our country. That, in mili
tary circles the shooting of a man for pulling
down the American Flag should be directed,
is rfot astonishing ; but that the sentiment
should be reiterated in a Sunday School,
now after the occasion for shedding blood is
over, and applauded hy the public press, is
not, I think, at all in accordance with the
doctrines of Christ.
As an instance I refer to an "anecdote, on
the first page of the llcnvbHcan. of March
22, lSiii), wherein it is said that "the teach
ers are doing good." The anecdote is as fol
lows :
" At the Sands-strect-Snnday School, in
Brooklyn, last Sunday, a teacher asked one
of the little boys : "my little Bub, do you
know what is the most beautiful verse in the
Bible?" The little fellow was puzzled at
first, and hung his head ; but on being press
ed by the teacher and encouraged by an el
der boy sitting near him, at length answered
blushingly : "Yes, please, sir. "it is, Who
ever pulls down the American flag, shoot
him on the. spot!" The Sunday-school is
under the charge and supervision of Naval
Officer O lell, and the answer of the boy
just quoted shows that the teachers are do
ing good."
According to this, as the readers will ob
serve from the anecdote itself, Dr. John and
his applauders regard the verse which the
little boy mw-quoted, as better than a quo
tation from the Bible itself.
The wlrer.t crop in Wayne county, it is
feared, will be almost an entire failure.
Mrs. Jefferson Davis has been pranted
permission to visit her husband at Fortress
The arrest of all the beggars and street
sweepers has been ordered in New York.
A Negro woman in Newmarket, Teun.,
threw her child to the hogs.
Stephens, the Fenian Head Centre, is
tlw guest uf John Mitchell, in Paris. lie is
soon coming to the United States.
The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Free
Masons has authorized W. M. ( 'rand Master
Orr, to draw upon their treasury for the
sum of one thousand dollars in aid of the
Grand Lodge in North Carolina.
On the 14th in.-t. , one hundred and fifty
negroes at Panama attempted to get up a
revolution, but were surrounded by troops
and "'.-hot down like sheep." Twenty-five
oMhirty were killed and one hundred made
prisoners. .
"Vou have lost vour babv. I hear"?
saia one geniieuian to another. les, poor
lUtie tiling: it was only live months old.
We did all wo could for it. We had four
dix'tors blistered its head and feet, put mus
tered poultices all over it, gave it nine calo
mel jMwders. leeched its temples, had it bled
and gave it all kinds of medicine ; and yet.
after a week's illness, bodied."
Albany April II. This afternoon a
IV i I 1 ,
i -rtMicmuaii. t nose name nas not yet i.een
ascertained, and a man named MichaeK'hes
nut. had an angry discussion over political
matters in 1 'midway, during which Che
nut struck the Frenchman, a jowerful blow
on the head, killing hiu: instantly. Chesnut
has not yet been arrested.
As Active Old Chap. The oMe-t
man in Rushville county, Illinois, is Mr.
Jordon Rhodes, of Huutsville. He is over
one hundred and 'four years of aire, splits
rails, carries easily a two-bushel sack of meal
on his shoulder, and can walk as briskly as
any of his neighbors.
(Jen. Gear-, the aloiition candidate for
Governor in this State, is iu favor of contin
uing the "Frcedmen's" or negro Bureau.
If the tax-payers are in fivor of continuing
if, and paying over a million and a half of
dollars uuually to keep it and its negroes,
they should support Geary.
The Pennsylvania House passed a bill
on the 4th to prevent negroes from beingex
cluded from passenger cars Hsed for the ex
clusive Cfiiveyan'-e of whites. Even vote
for the bill was cast by "Republicans." The
Democrats unitedly opposed it. Thus the
leaders of the negro-Republican party are re
moving every obstacle to the enforcement of
negro suffrage.
The Reasox wnv Eggs Decay. The
reason eggs decay is that the atmosphere
penetrates the pores of the shell, evaporates
the watery portions inside, and decay begins.
A remedy to immerse the eggs in Wiling
water for a few seconds. It is easily doneT
for an hundred eggs in a basket can be dip
ped at once into a t ub of boiling water. Tliev
are to be held in the water long enough to
count twenty at a fast rate. The heat of the
water congeals the surface of the albumen
immediately under the egg shell, thus form
ing an uir-tight coating which jcevents eva
poration and decay.
A Yankee and Frenchman owned a pig
in copartnership. When killing time came
they wished to divide the meat. The Yan
kee was very anxious, to divide so that he
could get both hind quarters, and persuaded
the Frenchman that the way to dividewas to
cut it across the back. The Frenchman
agreed to do it on condition that the Yankee
would turn lib back and take his choice of
the pieces after it was cut in two. The Yan
kee turned his back accordingly.
Frenchman Yich vill have ; ze piece vid
ze tail on, or ze piece vidout the tad on ?
Yankee The piece with the tail on ?
Frenchman Zen, by gar ! you can take
him, and I take ze ozer one.
Upon turning around the Yankee found
that the hrenchinan had cut of the tail and
stuck it into the Pig's mouth.
' Removals from Office.- The aboli
tion journals are howling furiously at Presi
dent Johnson for a few removals from office
of persons who have spoken abusively of
him or his policy. What would they say if
he should do as Mr. Lincoln did, send them
to some ba stile ? It is a fact, however, well
to be noted, "that these papers make more
fuss over a person thus turned out of office,
more complaint of its tyranny, &c., than the
Democratic papers did when Lincoln was
sending hundreds to prison because they
used what his Majesty was pleased to term
"disloyal language." ... ...
Death while under the Influence
of Chloroform5. Mrs. Latetia S. Lister,
wife of Thomas S. Lister of Philadelphia,
went, in company with a female acquaint
ance, on Monday to the rooms of a dentist, to
have teeth extracted. Being delicate, and
fearful that she would suffer much from the
operation,' she requested the dentist to ad
minister chloroform which he did, in a quan
tity, as he thought, suited to the physical
condition of the lady. He was proceeding
to extract the teeth when the patient was ob
served to be in spamss. An effort was at once
made to restore her to consciousness, but
though all proper means were used, it was
unsuccessful and she died in a few minutes.
Tt is reported on good authority that
the Emperor Napolean has decided that the
French troops shall evacuate Mexico in three
detachments. The first in November 18Pf,
the second in March, 107, and the third in
November, 1.67. The present attitude of
Austria and Prussia is believed to be the
prominent cause of this course.
Clement C. Clay, jr., of Alabama, has
been released from his imprisonment in
Fortress Monroe, by order of the President.
Clay was a prominent officer of the rebel
government, and was one of the party that
lied from Richmond with JefR Davis, iu
April 1805.
31 a it ii i : i)
t"wn UMl, on the loth of April, hy IUv E
W.KHworth, Mr. Charles 1 ArnoM uf (7nion, and
,MU Harriet It. C'hapin of Huntington, bmh of Lux
county , l'a.
1) I E I)
I n Catnwissa township, C'oluinlii.i county, on April
l.ltli 1-ii'i. A nib ose Sharpiei. sou of John V an J
Margaret il. Budine- aged S montrm and 'ill daya.
In Scott townsh ip. Columbia county , on Monday
nizht l ist. Mr. Samuel KtMLKY, aged (id yeara, 7
motiiha and 3 riay.
Vi Hfc.T,n:r lulicl. 2 3(1
UVt.. " 1 110
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ft. 'It: p-r hiil. 12 till
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KGGS . . 2
liKIEl A1TI.ES. 3 00
HAMS - - - 2i
ll.M O.Y, TS
II A V hy the ton. 12 tlO
CHICKLNS, per pair. 50
Wheal Flour per barrel. Extra ,.
do do do Family.
lo Hve
VVhfat, White. it bushel
do Red. do ......
do Amber do
Rye. do
Corn Veltow, do ........
in' Willi':- do
I!utkwhi-at Meal
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6 50
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to 2 30
to "i.iS
to l,w
.5 pr 100
A I 31 1 M S y IMTO 11' S XOTI C E.
Eitatc of Samtl lUmlty, 'of Scott rotemthip deceased.
IETI'F.Rd ofAiIriiini-tr:ilirn on llm estate of Dannie I
Uemley . late of Scott lowiii-hip, t'oluirbia Co.,
riec:am-l, have bee i yranied by K iritr of Colum
bia county. t the unih rut'iied ; all persona having
claims airaingt t:in estate of tu dercleut are re
quested f pr;ent Ihem for eeltlrmeiit. and those
indi-biKtl to tin: estate will make immediate- payment.
10 me AUiuinifiiralur.
April 25, iar.t Cw $3
T.i.V.I'iC.1, SCHUYLKILL CO., r.1 ,
Dealer in the latent improved Soring .Machines,
Machine-! of all kinds repaired, and warranted to
be as eod as when new. lie will a lo exchange new
Machines for those worn it out of repair.
lie lias constantly on hand all kinis f IU-miners,
Hinder, (,'or.ler. llraiders. and .-elf-sewers. Also,
linen aud n'k threads, and needles for all kinds of
sewinz machines.
April I r CO J (it pd.
The un.Icr. ipnrd respectfully announce that he
hns reflated a shop, in Court House alley, opposite
liie Kxchansc llofel. where li n prepared .to cou
duct the I'arli-riiij hii-ni."s in all its branch es.
The art of col"rin2 whisker an J m insi.icne -t is
practiced by hun iii"t k illfcliy. II.: alfo ,-le.n-.
cl"tii"?. inn kin.' t!i -in Ix.k nearly a S'xid as new,
upon the nio.i reasonable terms, tin e hun a trial.
r.loomsburj, April 5j. I?0ij If.
Patriot & ttnioit,
The Weekly Pa'rint and t'nion will be furnished
from the first week in May until the second Tuesday
in October, at the uij low rales :
One? copy $ 00
Twenty, or mure, to one address, '.'0 cts per copy.
Ilariisbur;. To.
The iin.Iemtfncd respect Till! y inOmis the citizens
cf l;ioomli iru and Columbia county , that they ke p
II the ill dWeiit nu mh-r stove coil an I selected
lump f ir . mining purposes, on ilr-ir hnr'. ad
joining MrK'lvr. N'e 3o' Puru ' e ; wrtli a food
pair liulfalo srales on tiie w tifil coal, hay and
straw iik' u i' a hor.: an I vvaioti. f den ver coal
to !hoe who desire it. As e pertha.-e a large
n in u rt cf cat, we luiend to keep a superior ariic'e.
ar-d sell at the vr ry low e.t pri c. Pleae call and
examine for yourselves before purclia-in'cl-ewhcre.
J V. Ili'.MiEKS 'l
'HE unr'ersisned will tk!, in exchange for Coal
and ('ro-eries t lie following named articles :
Wheat. Itye .Corn. Oat. I'ntatties. l.nrd, I'ain. Shonl
der. and side meat, llutter. Kez. Hay. Ac, at the
highest rash prices, at rifs Grocery St'ire. adjoining
the ir coal yard. J. W. IIENUKWHOT.
Mootiii-burg, A pril 2.1, li.G, 3t.
i U SJ. Ts;V A TED
ror r.rn
A'tiziiD Witt & TiYsimm
Heroic, Titriotic Political Kdtnaniic, Humorous St
Splfnd,n!i lu'uniraieU iririk srrr 3M fine PtrttaiU and
bcauTifui iingratiugs.
This work P-r genial humor, tender pathos, start
11112 interest, and attractive beauty, stand peerless
and blone ai'oii all its competitors. The Valiant
and ISravi: Hearted. t!: Picturesu ; and Dramatic
thr Witty and Marvellous, tlio Tend-r and Pa thetie.
The Hull of Fame and t-iory. Camp. I'i ket, py,
Soiat. Itivouac. and siege: Startling Mirprisers. Won-dt-ilul
Escapes. Famous Words and deeds o Wo
man, and the whole Panorama of ths War here thri'.
Iingly ah. I startlmgly portrayed ina masterly mail
ner. at once historical and rniimnr, rendering it the
most ample. brilliant and readable book that the war
has called forth.
Unaided officers and soldiers, tearhsrs, energetic
young men. and all in want of profitable employ,
men'., villi find this the best chance to make money
ever yet orl'ered. Send lor circulars and tee our
terin. Address,
National Piibl.hius: Co.
No, 507 Minor itre-t
. .. , V111LADEJ.PUIA.
April 25, 16i6,-3in.
iiiu.vr ISC PAID.
TVOTICE is hereby gien, to all persona Milerest
ed.tiiat the account a of the Columbia, Democrat,
to the first of March I-ik. are now po fled and must
be settled. Th.ise who do not settle with me before
the May Court, will find my Books, during that week.
osly. in th R f ister' Office in the Court Bouse, for
Ihe convenience of settlements, and thereafter in
the Justicea Office . Timely notice baying been giy
en for settlement, if pushed a little, will have B9
j a st cause of complaint. LEVI L, TATE
blooonburg. April 19, '66. ?t
OF Light Street, Columbia County .announces bin.
s self a a candidate for the office of County Sn
perinten dent of Common. Schools of this county 4 at
the coming election on Tuesday, the 1st of May. aett,
April 18. I66 , . ..
iiufi new tiviu , itj j,u Pinna oi Eta
viii fltroitn nn M .iin mtrttt- H lAnm.k.. mm. - j ...
- r -" - - - ""nioums ana wiii
Such aa Dry Coods, Notions. Groceries. .Tin ware.'
Hardware, Cedar and Willow Ware,' Drags,.
Con fectionnry. Glass-Ware, Tobacco. Hats at '
Siloes, Ploi, Pall. Fish aud Meat ; all of
which I propose selling at a very low figure for
cash or produce,
n r Call and see. C C. MABR.
Blooiu?burj, April 18, I860 tf. - -. -
' T ' '
Ciyil ngineers and Patent Solicitors. 1
No. 435 WALNUT STREET , ra.nni.rHi.
PATENTS solicited-Consultatious on Engineering
Hraiiglilnig and Sketches, Models and Machinery
of all kinds maiie and skilfully attended to. Special
oitfiition given to It EJECTED CASES and INTER.
FhllENCbS. Authentic Copies of all Documents
from Patent t-flice procured.
S It. Save vnnri I vm u,iii,e i.n..t.i. .
eling expenses as there is no acluai u :ed for person,
al interview with ns. All business with these Offi.
ces be transacted in writing. For further in for.
nation ill reel as above, with stamp encloseJ for Cir
cular with relerences. . '
April le!, IHOU.-ly, J IV.
$25. THE $25.
Union Busnrss College
Eighth and Spring Garden Sttetts.
. President and Consulting Accountant.
Extriordinary . Inducements !
- - -Trom
April 1 to October 1, 1866.
LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, including Bookkeeping. Pu
siners Correspondence. Forms and Customs. Com
mercial Arithmetic. Business Penmanship, Detect
ing Counterfeit Money, it. Commercial Law,
SCHOLARSHIPS, including same subjects as abore.
lime iiuiiieu io inree mo tuns,
renmnnship, three months, - - - $7
Penmanship or. Arithmetic, three months fjitl
The saving of coal and gas in the summer months
is an advai.tage of such importance as enables rhn
management of this College to make a considerable,
reduction in the summer rates.
From October 1, 1866, to April 1. 1867,
Acd succeeding years, as before.
Life Scholarships .... . gjj
Scholarships, 3 months, - . . . . i&
Penmanship. 3 mouth. - . , ' . . gm
Pcnmanthip and Arithmetic, 3 months, (12
r-pcciii. Terms ron Clubs, Soloikbs. iag roa t
tfoxsor .Ministers asd TsAcncns.
in Banking. Storckeeping. bookkeeping. Penman
ship. Pen Drawing. Phonography. Anthtn-tic, Men
suration, Algebra. Geometry . Analytical Geometry.
'Ihe Calculus, Navigation. Purveying. Engineering.
Gauging. .Vliuing, Mechanical Drawing, Commercial
Law. Gvniian. Telegrauhing, aud the EozlisU
Branches, at moderate prices.
Eiidered by Ihe public as the most successful Bu
siness College of the country, as is evidenced or the
fact, that
Four Hundred and Two Students
have entered in the
Fiasr Six Months or its ExtsTtscc,
rrineipal of Dfrartrntnts.
HENRY KEIM. A E.'ruGER30N. i. jt,c.
fnpported by an able Corps of As.istcnts,
Call or send for a Catologue. College Currency, aa J
Pierte's Practical t ducator.
Oflicc-331 rVorth Eirhlh St
April H.I?GG 3m.
13py, Cel., Co. Pa.
The underrijned haying become sole prnprietir 14
this well known and conveniently located stand,
respectfully informs hi friend, and tbe public i
general, that be has put his hou-e in complete ordtrr
for the accommodation of boarders, and for the recep
tion and entertainment of tray. Hers who may fees
disposed to favor it with their custom. No expense
has been spared in preparing tbis Hotel for lb enter
tainment of guets, and nothing shall be wanting, on
his p rt. to m. mister to their personal comfort. The
location, as well as the building, is a good one. and
all together is amply arranged to please the public.
Espy. April 11. 1866. tf.
ij V virtue of several writs of venditioni
J eiponas and Levari Facias, to me directed, is
sued out c. tile Court of Com ion Pleas ot Oiumbi
county, will he expo.rd to public a e. at the CufRT
liol St. in Bloo.msiMirg.on MONDAY. THE 71 H OK
M AV. IM,, at I o'clock in the afternoon ol said day.
the following real estate to wit
A cciiain irait or pieee of ground situate In Locust
tp. Co'umbin county, containing one hundred acres
more or less, hounded on the. Est by Isnds of He
jnmin F Herman, on the t nitlt hy other lands of the
Icimdi.nt. ou ihe we.t by land, of Konrhart and
Stewart, mid on ti e i,rth by lands . f Clark S'ew
sit. whereon is er.cte.l a two story frame dwelling
heuse and a frrme barn with the appurtenanees.
Al.o. on.; other piece of g.ound kituate in town
ship and county aforesaid. coina,ni(lg eighty acres,
tiime or less, l.un,ie.l nn the west by land- of George
Kar.p. ..n the North by oiher lands of defendant on
the nl by F. tu rinan c f mall, and on the South by
lands f Marks rii4 liower.
ALSO, one other piece of land situate in tbe twp ,
and c-junty aforesaid containing twenty acres mora
or less, bounded on the south by lands of Attn
Marks, on the west by other lands' of defendant, oat
tne North by other lands of defendant and on tbe
eal by lands ol Ft t tea man and SuiaU. with lbs an.
purtenances. .
Seized ;asn In execution and to be sold as tha
property of Daniel Ko.tenbader.
Aeertain lot of land situate in the town ef Centra
lia. Columbia county, in plan of said town No 1
Block 5-.', being twenty-five feet from and one hun
dred aud forty feet deep v. hereon is erected a two
story frame bouse and a frame liable with tbe aonur ..
Seized taken in execution and to be sold as tbe
property of Miles Caltulah.
tC'ff ln ,Lr-,n r pier oTP'o-nrt Stoate in Locnsf
t p.. C olumbia county, containing sixty acres more
or less bounded on the south anrf weit by lands of
Henry Cab.e o the Nortb by ,.. of Men,r Kni.p
are erected n log house nnd a log kirn about iftr
acre, of cleared land with tbe nppurtenam. 7
feiired taken in execution and to be sold as tha
property of John Perry.
A certain lot of gmnnd sitnate in Bloomsburg Cof
county, on the S..uth west side or west street ofuil
town beginning at corner .a lot owned by Harriet
Khoda Ann Rupert and running thence South twenty
time deg.,.a Dfty fwl lo , t CMW of n J
byAiiHiouy v,t,nan thence- along the name South,
sixty one degrees west one bundre d and ninety eight
te. t to Bloom alley, thence along id alley north
7i"h r i V rt finy ' P"1 eorner Harriev
c Khoda Ann Rupert lot thence along the same Norttr
i deg. eaM and one hundred and ninety eight feet
to place of betinnir.g; containing thirty perches
strict meaa ire. Whereon is erected a two story
fame dwelling house and frame kitchen with tha
Seixed taken in execution and to be sold as tfca
property of Morris Van Buskirk.
ALSO. . ' .
crrtln "ct r piece of land situate ia LocasC
tp Columbia county, conuining seyentv-eifbt
acres, more or less, bounded and described as fo.
lows: On the north by lands of Isaac RbKle oai
the east bv lands of David Morris, on tbe south by
land of Joha Morris, Peter Pitner and John run era
estate, and on the west by lands of Robert Watkn'g
whereon is erected a good dwelling honsa it bara &.
outbuildings with tbe, - l
Seised taken in execution and to be sold as Vhs
property of Richard Morgan. ,
Sheriff's Office. Bioorasbarf. J
;. April II. 196$. ' -, -. . .. .