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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 mo.st 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 addre.st-ing, 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 DEMOCRAT &:S TAR, yv. H. JACOBT AKD B. S, JKtLER, ED1T0KS BLOOaStfURC, WEDNESDAY, APR !, 1865. 8. M. PsTrEo Li. Sc Co.. 37 Park Emr Viv York. re duly authorized to solicit and re ein subscrip tions and advertising for tb3 Democrat Se tar, pub lished at Bloomsburg, Columbia county. Pa. - - FOK COVEltXOR IS ISOC, HON. I1IESTER CLYMER, OF BERKS COUNTY. 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 . TKUTUFR03I TIIE RECOKD 0F1SG. - SfioMy Against 'tie -Prime Soldier !v CLYMER FOR JHE SOLDIER ! 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 equivalent. 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. JUSTICE TO THE SOLDIER. 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. TALK A XI) XO WORIC. 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. PAT TIIE PRIVATE SOLDIER. . 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 imprisonment. . 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. coamuwcATEi). 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. Bloomsburg. GENERAL NEIlrS ITEMS. 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 Monroe. 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 I RV, - SO M l KVVIIKAT, 1(0 ft. 'It: p-r hiil. 12 till ri.OVKrt-r.KII. (i-i5 fi.ax ski; 1 1 s:n HL'CKWHLAT Flour. BUTTEK. SO KGGS . . 2 POTATOES. - I 40 liKIEl A1TI.ES. 3 00 HAMS - - - 2i ll.M O.Y, TS II A V hy the ton. 12 tlO CHICKLNS, per pair. 50 PHILADELPHIA FLOUH &GHAIN MARZET. lOHKlXTfcD WEDKLT FOB TIIE "DLMOCRAT AND STAR." 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 Oan I!utkwhi-at Meal 9 'J h.50 6 50 2 -JO 2,10 .7.7. .1,04 to to $10 9 to 2 30 to "i.iS 2.35 to l,w 50 llu .5 pr 100 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. 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. JOSCPI1 LILLY, Adm'r, April 25, iar.t Cw $3 D. 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. N 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. S.CCULLlXd 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. Address. PATUIOT ANTIUNION. Ilariisbur;. To. Is EW QOAL Y 7A11D. 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 co.il 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 haif.to 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 ALULaTOS MA SOX. I '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 :L ror r.rn XKU AM) BIM ITIFt'Ij WORK, TIIK I ICTORUL. BOOR. OF A'tiziiD Witt & TiYsimm id 01' THE REBELLION : Heroic, Titriotic Political Kdtnaniic, Humorous St Trnf-'iral, 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 C. II. NORIUS, ; 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 , . .. C, C MARK'S S3 IB M IP o 5p I iiufi new tiviu , itj j,u Pinna oi Eta viii fltroitn nn M .iin mtrttt- H lAnm.k.. mm. - j ... - r -" - - - ""nioums ana wiii VV VB WBIHH U g I, 14 V I SB a OSVMIMVUI V f i 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 ' ' liWEXTOliS' OFFICES. r DEPINEUIL & EVANS, 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 c.in 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 HANDEL AND HAYDN UALL, Eighth and Spring Garden Sttetts. THOMAS WAY PIERCE, A. M. . President and Consulting Accountant. Extriordinary . Inducements ! NOVEL & PERMANENT ARRANGEMENT OF bl'SINESS COLLEGE TERMS, . - - -Trom April 1 to October 1, 1866. AND SUCCEEDING YEARS; LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, including Bookkeeping. Pu siners Correspondence. Forms and Customs. Com mercial Arithmetic. Business Penmanship, Detect ing Counterfeit Money, it. Commercial Law, TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS. SCHOLARSHIPS, including same subjects as abore. lime iiuiiieu io inree mo tuns, TWENTY DOLLARS, 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. DAY AND EVENING 1NSTSUC I ION FOlt 110TU SEXES AND ALL AI.E8, 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. THOMAS MAY PIERCE A.M., CEORGE B. BVYHER, - R. BARVE3. C. N. PAKR. Jr., J t RKYNOI DS 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 THOMAS M. PEIRCE. April H.I?GG 3m. ESPY HOTEL. 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. ISRAEL M L'MEY. Espy. April 11. 1866. tf. SHERIFF'S SALES. 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. ALSO, 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 lennnc.es. .. Seized taken in execution and to be sold as tbe property of Miles Caltulah. ALSO. 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. ALSO, ' 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 appurtenances. 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 sppnrteaanc.es, - l Seised taken in execution and to be sold as Vhs property of Richard Morgan. , SAMUEL SNYDE,R. Sheriff Sheriff's Office. Bioorasbarf. J ;. April II. 196$. ' -, -. . .. .