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FOll COVERXOU IX 1866, ,
HON. WESTER CL YSIEH,
Cabinet Electing. -
,! If i3:tincKtood that,ln the'latejcbinet
"icectbg the President 'invited an expression
of opinion from the heads of ; departm ents,
respecting the' proposftioiisWportear By the
Congressional CommittceJ on- Reconstruc
tion. An interesting and animated discus
sion i3 said to have ensued, iiprhjch, if the
rumor be true, Secretary Seward declared
himself in yery decided and emphatic term?,
against "the" plan : of the committee and in
Tavor of the irrimediate-admission of loyal
lieprescniauTwa uuu -j ,
States.- Secretary OrcCulloch -was as posi
tive a3 the Secretary' of ' State iff his opposi
tion to the 'plan recommended by 'the com
mittee, and expressed himself as strong in
favor of an : immediate' consumption of . the
President'a restoration policy, by admis
Boninto Congress ' of loyai men from; the
Southern' States. Secretary Stanton tvas
equally decided in his opposition to the' eom
mhtee'a' proposition ; he was foif adhering
to the policy which had ben agreed upon
and consisten tly pursued by the administra
tion ; and he was gratified that the-President
had brought the subject to the consideration
of the Cabinet Secretary Wells was unequiv
acally against the , committee's scheme, and
was "earnest in his support of the President'
policy comprehending the instant admission
into Congress ' of the loyal representatives
from the States lately in rebellion. Secre
tary Harlan was rather reticent,and express
ed no 'opinion.,. Postmaster-General Denni
son was in favor of carrying out the restora
tion policy of the President but expressed
Borne doubts a3,to the precise time at which
loyal representatives from the Southern
States should be admitted to seat3 in Con
gress.' Attorney-General Speed was not
present at the meeting, being on a visit to
his home' in Kentucky, .The President was
earnest in his opposition to the report of the
commiltee,and declared himself against all
conditions precedent to the -admission ofloy
jd representatives from the Southern States,
in the shape of amendments to the Consti
tution, or by the passage of law& r He in
sisted that under the Constitution no Sta'e
could be deprived of its equal suffrage in the
Senate, and that Senators and Fepre?enta-
'tives ought to bti at once admitted into the
respective House, as presented bylaw and
the Constitution a3 it is, and remarked that
having sustained ourselves under it, during
a terrible rebellion, he thought that the gov
ernment could be restored . without a resort
to amendment', -He remarked, in general
enns,"that if the, organic law is to be chang
ed at all, it should be at a time when all the
State3 and all the people can participate in
'- Not at all Strange.
- . . . ' .
4 Not at all strange, that there is a class of
individuals in this county who demand that
'the past shall be forgotten; that now, when
the' day of retribution is fast approaching,
fheir acts of violence and lawlessness shall
be covered over; that the. people shall not
judge them by their past dishonest, cowardly
and radically disunion and sectional 'course.
V' -II I' tL x. .T..T il. i
they will oppose and denounce all who seek
to keep alive the past issues or refer to their
past course. Not at "all strange that they
desire to' "rise above the passions of the
past" "and declare that they will not belie
their engagements ' and . disappoint their
trust3." Not. at all strange to hear them de
clare 'that they will' "support all measures
and principles looking to the consolidation
of tha; Union.' Exactly! . Jnlst what the
people expect of them ; it is in exact accord
ance with their past record ; it is. charac
teristic of the men, and their principles:
hence,; it. iaf almost . impossible that' they
should" do anything' else,' than . labor for a
consolidated Union.' But will the people,
.aye, can the people so soon forget them?
How are we" to judge the' future, but from
the past ? Shall all history be disregarded ?
Shall it be in vain that we have studied the
history of the past? Shall the murderer of
to-day. be declared innocent to-morrow?
Shall men, who,, when clothed with a little
trief authority, have violated our laws, com
mitted Olltraypa nnnn nur oifTvona " arA
trampled under foot the most stored laws of
bur' country, go unpunished 7 ' Shall . they
be permitted to escape the justice of .God
and the righteousness of a free people ? The
j?uiienng, lameness cnuuren, , ana poor
widows of many of our dead soliier3 answer
Nof -The.- dismal, loathesom(L and now
eJZty cells of military prisons answer, No
The chains and manacles of Fort Mifflin are
rattling in the cars of Union-loving . people
ot woiumDia: county, roi inc tnousanas
cf people who so enthusiastically assembled
at the Vob idountain . fleeting" answer,
oI. The departed spirit of Wjr. Kobehts,
who was murdered for his political opinions
answers,' No J AH" the memories of the past
answer, No 1 Nox the'friehds of Constitu
tional law, free, speech, free press and free
dom can. never forffet the past. No, the
mothers of to-day will implant in the minds
of their infant children, now dandling on
their knee?, a correct history of the mon
t trou3 and despotic acts of the men who gov
erned with an iron hand during the last four
years. . "To forgive is divine," and this the
people, may do, but not without an honest
C0Ac3CI0iI ' - . . - ,
Ahono the juryiiaaVf the' Rhode Island
rrerja Grirt,. eapaimclcd on Monday
Reconstruction Committee. "
v- The Committee- on Eeconstraetion ?have
reported. TLeir - plan of Restoritioa is an
amendment to the-Constitution ; thatno
State shall deny within its limits the equal
protection of the law. -- The representation
limit3 the apportionment to enfranchised
males. All the ex-Confederatea are disfran
chised, until 1870. No claim or debt in aid
of the rebellion, or for slaves, is to be paid
or recognized. A period of ten years is al
lowed to any of the rebel States who accept
the -amendment to pay the debt due' in' 1 SCI.
The bill declares Jefferson Davis and
AlXSAXDiClI:STrirENs, foreign agents ;
the. head3 iof jdepartments, ' farmer :United
States Congressmen,-and office-holders, who
gave aid to- the rebellion,' aD officers above
the rank of Colonel in the army, and master
m the ' yonieuerate nayy, u-overnors oi
States and all who treated prisoners bar
barously,' to be ineligible to hold office under
the Government of the United States'.'
7 The plan proposed is looked upon by all
true Union men as a' conspiracy against' the
Republicanism of our countrv. The South
ern States are to "be governed as t hellish way
man governs the unarmed' traveller, .when
with loaded pistol he cries "Your money or
your life.'' Their main object a ppears to be
to carry the next Presidential election.' We
mistake the spirit of the American ; people
if their plan is not deliberately and indig
nantly rejected. '" ' : :: '
A Change of Base. Our enemies in
this county are . attempting to gain by per
suasion, what .they failed to accomplish by
force. ' Namely: the destruction of the
Democratic party. They will learn that its
principles ,of cohesion are too strong to be
separated by serpent-tongued ' individuals.
They - were" lately heard to remark that,
. they were astonished that ; the Democratic
party- had : maintained its organization
through all the late , troubles." . We pre
sume that, in a few years, they will exriress
still greater surprise in the stability and pur
poses ot the Democracy, f Let the men, who
are engaged in this double-dealing attempt
to scllDemocrats to the Johnson faction, be
remembered. The few principles of the
Johnson party are a portion of the least im-
porjant principles of the Democracy; and
it is simply absurd for any one to imagine
that the Democratic party will abandon nine
tenths of their principles to accept the John
son men who endorse at the present time
about one-tenth. Let Democrats stand firm,
our party does endorse President Johnson
in his restoration policy, and in his great re
spect for the Constitution of our fathers,
and every man, who,' under the cover of
Johnson's policy, has .taken issue: with the
Radical?, mast -come to the Democratic
party or be left out in the cold. - During
Johnson's term of office, his especial adhe
rents may.be fed and nursed ; but there is
no earthly chance of his re-election or the
election of a Johnson man except by the
aid of the Democracy. Therefore, it is very
evident that the Democrats have nothing to
lose and everything to make by strictly main
taining their organization.
Shame! Siiat-ie!! The fuglemen of the
Columbian are still trying to comju-l men to
support their paper. . But the man who
makes it his special business to solicit sub
scriptions mistook' his man in one instance.
The solicitor said : "We have work which
we wish you to do, but you must first agree
to subscribe for the Columbian, else you
cannot have our work.'' "No, sir, begone,"
replied the Democrat. "I don't ask your
work under such a consideration," and very
politely informed the depraved wretch that
he was yet at liberty to. do as ho pleased
about subscribing for a paper. Men who
thus attempt to drive people, into the sup
port of their opinions and' measures appear
to be unwilling to leave the ring of former
military force and arbitrary rule. ' We will
not here mention the name of our untram
melled and independent Democrat," but his
name as well as the just rebuke given b3'him,
to the miserable tool of the Columbian has
already gone abroad. .: He shall be remem
bered. i- This is truly a position ' unoccupied
by any other paper in this county. .
Trial of lien. Jefferson Dayis
If the' Administration has any idea of
perpetrating the folly, yea, more than folly,
of trying the Hon.; Jefferson Davis for
his participation in the late civil war, upon
the pica that he, has committed treason by
such participation," we commend to its con
sideration the following from the Cincinnatti
Gazette, the strongest Radical organ in the
West, which a few days ago said upon this
subject: ' ',' : ' : ' '' J ' ' '
lo Hold the leader ot a belligerent power
which hak had half a million of men in the
field, and has maintained a public debt for
four vears. and has settled it bv a treatv be
tween the two armies, to trial by jury r is
simply absurd. . ' -
There is something particularly revolting
in the idea of folding an individual respon
sible for crime in what was the act of eleven
great States'and len millions of people. To
single out one of the agents of this mighty
mass of population, .who only went with his
section, for trial and punishment, is one of
the highest act3 of injustice. ' '
-. An Important Act. The following act,
exempting persons who have. been in the
military service of the United States for a
period, of nine; months, or who have been
iiuuuiauij viistuarguu irom tne service on
account of .wounds or physical disability,
contracieu wane m Eervice, ironi nanns
bounty "tax, became a law on the "3(rth of
March last: -'' ' ": " : "r-" ' ' "!
' Be it enacted by the Senate and Hou.c of
Representatives in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met. and
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the
same,: That all persons, who have been mas
tered into the military service of the United
States, arid have servl therein for a period
of mot less than nine months, in the war to
Buppress the -rebellion, and: their property,
and thoe persons who nave been discharged
from-said service on account of .wounds or
physical disability' contracted in such ser
vice, and " their property, and the widows
and orphans of such persons,-and their
property shall be exempt from the payment
of all bounty and per capita tax levied, or
to be levied, for paving Dounties to volun
teers,' in the several counties of this Com
monwealtlu and sneh ' persons 'shall !o be
A New Wrinkle.
The latest wrinkle-on tha Radical-face is
that tha RepubHcaj 'party is.."tjhe(Govetn- !
ment. i If we are "to be imMed bv the lan-
r . O v
guage of the Reputnan party, in 'defining
the Givernmenf, what i has- Deen,whatv it
is, and what it sha 11 be ; no precedent, no
Constitution, no Ia'v, order, justiee or right,
will come in question ; but in everylnstance,
when they deem it necessary, the true intent
and meaning of the Constitution, as to what
constitutes the Government, will be prosti
tuted toy sut their owt 'selfiW and ; wipkod
designs. ' We used to have very Betitled no
tions and fixed "ideas on what "constituted 1
thetG9yernment;b sinee-the. Republican
party have been in. power they have all been
upset by the 'war "power," "Military neces-!
sity' "JUlitary Commissions," "suiumary
arrests, . and bastilos of Lincoln s dynasty. .
,But we admit that things, have changed
very materially within, the last two years,
both in a religious aad political point of view.
As to the first, we have only room to repeat
what has often been said, that "Mr. Lincoln
went from Ford's Theatre o Heaven," the
truth of which is very much doubted by em
inent Divines, at. this early day. As to the
latter, we can say that upon Mr. . Lincoln's
retirement from this world, he was succeed
ed by a gentleman" who insists that the Con
stitution is his rule; that the power or
dained in and by the Constitution, is the
Lrovcrnnient. . , , ,
The Government is made up of the Leg
islative, Executive, and Judiciary depart
ments; no one of these is the Government,
more than either of the others, though one
may have had conferred upon it more power
. But the new idea is. different from that
held by either Lincoln or Johnson. It is
the Radical idea, that the Republican party
is the Goren'imenfJ But the design is " the
same as the ' one ". while Lincoln reigned,
namely, to perpetuite the measures of the
. Read below, what the Chicago . Tribune,
the great Radical Dis-union organ of the
North-west, says in an article on the Presi
dent's removing from "office those who op
pose his poucy for the preservation of the
Union: ' , ' . ,
. "Let the Senate firmly resist every act of
usurpation,, of tin kindj and teach
Mr. Johnson to confine himself to his
legitimate duties, and give him to under
stand that the Republican jxit tu, and not he.
w c uvicrflH-. .ijuhi any omce-noiuer
turns his ooat, and indorses the copperhead
rebel nolicv he omrht tn bo riTl;nv.l .-
I . - - ' j .- v. ,
cause he has placed himself in opposition to
tne policy or tne laovernment or the coun
try; for a man who bnnoscs the measnms
of a Government has no right to hold office
under it. 11ns proposition is self-evident.
If the forms of law xnnittcd it, the rule
shoidd be applied to Johnson himself."
So much for that. Now hear what the
Jladical organ of this county has to say as to
who, and what is the Oovernment. The
following is from the Republican 'of April
"Those who talk about one man being
"the Government" make themselves ridic
ulous. The Senate and Congress are co-ordinate
brain-hes und in conjunction with the
President const ituc the (Jovcrnment. The
President only can act by the advice and
iciVA tlif, consent of the Senate. This is con
stitutional, and it would be well for the peo
ple to bear it always in mind."
Now tills declaration of the Republican
is rich. It is really creamy. During Lin
coln's reign he was constantly filling his
journal, a j every body in this section knows,
with the sentence "the President is the Gov
ernment." But when the President hap
pens to differ, in his'Xelief, from the blatant
editor of the RrpubUcau, all at once he be
comes converted to the doctrine, that "the
man who says the President is the Govern
ment, makes himself ridiculous." But
mark the change! Is it an improvement on
his old theme of what constitutes the Gov
ernment? No! His only hope is in the
revolutionary and fanatical Congress, the
leaders of the Dis-union part-; and to o
pose the measures of that part is to oppose
the Government ! To be loyal,' then, is to
be true to the party ihut may be,atthe time,
in power. It matters not that the measures
of such party are in violation of the Consti
tution, they must be supported, for to op
pose them woidd l to oppose the Govern
ment of the country ! -
Such is the latest wrinkle on the Radical
face. What will the people say to it? Is
there a tribunal this tide of Heaven, where
in these men hope for pardon and forgive
ness for their wicked and sinful teachings?
If not, we deem them doomed to eternal
misery and woe.
The Negro above the Mechanic
"But there is still another cixss for whom
no one has j et spoken on this floor, who
have contributed t your success nor than
.a . v
the soldier or the creditor, 1 was almost
ABOUT TO feAV, NOT LESS THAN THE FREED
I MEAN THE MECHANICS OF THE COCN
TRY." (Senator Sumner in the U. S Sen
ate, April 13, 1S6G. See Congressional
Globe.) : '
The soldier, the creditor and the white
mechanic of America have in the estima
mation of Senator Sumner, borne equal
burthens in the salvation of the nation.
He "wasalmost about to say" that fiie freed
mcu'was equal with each, but he fails to
enunciate the sentiment, and we fairly infer
that in his opinion the sacrifices and priva
tions of the formed surpass those of all oth
ers, : Tliis is the deliberate language of the
Senator, in a studied attempt to flatter and
praise the mechanic. It was called out du
ring the discussion upon a bill for the relief
of certain nival contractors, in which the
theme chosen for lais elaboration, was the
value of the American mechanic in the re
cent' civil struggle. ' ' He believes the Negro
is equal to any white man, and here he ex
presses his conviction that his services are
greater than those of the men who bore the
brunt of the fight for the Union. The Te
gro above the mechanic, the Kegro the equal
of all white men, the Negro entitled to vote,
to sit on juries, to travel with us, to eat with
us, to sleep with us, to enjoy every social
and political right that we enjoy, are the
Alpha and Omega', of his daily thoughts,
they are the prominent traits of the Negro
lovin g disunion ista. - White men protect
An Infamous Comparison.
We cp tie subjoined dialogue from -the
olScialepdrts of.tho proceedings in the
House' i)f Representatives.-at Harrisburg
aiid though Sfe were prepared" to believe that
Republican -fanaticism- b&d robbed meri of
many of their liberal and manly qualities,
we did not believe that the heartless . and
corrupt demagogues of the present day
shcruM "be Exalted above hope-whose 'names
are the synonyms of manly virtues and cor
rect statesmanship above the "Father of
fhis OountrjT," with those whose venerated
name custom sanctions no comparison, ne
pTibJiwnisnYtears down this "honored name:
ami trails it in the dust, -i It replaces it jvjth
the names of traitors, and. disunionists like
Sumner and Stevens, and prides itself with
the accomplishment of a good work. The
work of Sumner in the Senate during the
past, winter is enough to consigh him to in
famy. Were there no otber acts than the
unjust expulsion of Stockton, and Morrill's
broken faith, for which Sumner is responsi
ble, he, must be forever disgraced in all hon
est minds. . Yet he is greater than Wash
ington! The ruffianism, cowardice, and trea
son of Stevens have , made him a. stench in
the public nostrils. Admitting his influence
in the House, the potency of hi merciless
lash, which reaches even to Harrisburg, he
is still the tyrant and ruffian in his old nge.
Think of an old man and a statesman, said .
to be greater than Washington, telling a
the House "to hell with your conscience!"
This evinces the blind adoration of the
Republican party for their leaders. The
pusillanimity of any iteople was never so
marked as .in the present day, when such
men as Sumner,.Wadeand Stevens at Wash
ington prolonging, indeed for the first time
creating, the disunion of these States, are
guilty of the most flagrant violations of the
Constitution, defying a co-ordinate branch
of the government, attempting to carry
affairs with revolutionary violence, and
threatening to destroy the- Executive head
of the government. They are now doing
what the rebellion, up to the last moment,
failed to accomplish the recognition of the
doctrine of State right to secede. The perils
that threaten the country now, are of greater
magnitude than when Lee stood unwhinped
before the battles of Antietam'and Gettvs-
burg. When the . people should tremble
and look for the salvation of the country,
we find them represented by such as Mr.
Sturtevant, indorsing such men as Stevens
and Sumner and applauding them as above
Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Henry.
Shame ! Democratic Standard.
The special order this evening was the
continuation of the discussion on the recon
struction of the late rebellious States and
joint resolutions relative to Edgar Cowan.
1 he previous question was called and the
yeas and nays were demanded. On the
question, shall the main question be put, the
yens were 31 , n.iys 3S. The motion was not
a creed to. -Mr.
JACOBY, (Democrat) said, it was
the intention of the Republican leaders to
mask their advocacy of negro suffrage, for
the reason that they dare not go before the
people on that issue. This is inconsistent
with their pledges to the negro, for not only
were all the Republicans on the floor of this
IT f - 1
nouse in iavor oi negro equality and fu:
frage, but the Republican party throughout
tne country, it was u-c
le-s iur them to
attempt to avoid the issue
it before, but' thev cannot succeed in mis
leading the people this full. The leaders of
the Republican party have been ojiealy de
nounce uy. the Ligcst authorityjn the coun
try as traitors to the Constitution ar.d the
Tuion, and the President has uamcd among
the rest Thaddeus Stevens, whom the Re
publicans on this floor not only consider their
leader, but their bean ideal of a patriot and
statesman. The Democratic parry are true
to the Constitution, true to the Union, and
true to the laws. Whoever assails the fun
damental principles which underlie our form
of Go vemment, asf-ails Democratic princi
ples. Whoever is not true to the President
to-day is not true to the Constitution and
Mr. STURTEVANT, (Republican) ar
gued that the Constitution was too weak,
and the late war proved it to be so, there
fore it should be amended by the loyal men
of the country. He Said the Democratic
party were in favor of taxing the United
States bonds out of existence, thereby cre
ating repudiation. He said the Union party
demanded that the Constitution, tjiould be
amended ' to prevent another rebellion.
There has been a great deal said about the
amendments to the Constitution being as
plenty as resolutions at a town meeting, as
was said by our accidental President. He
would be unwilling to admit any of the
Southern into full teHow.-hip until all the
children, black and white would have an
education. He did not believe any govern
ment could exist forever if all men did not
have the right to vote. - He was in favor of
the Chinese in California having the right to
vote. - : ..-' .'
He said, I believe, that the Congress now
sitting in Washington is the ablest that ever
sat there. I believe that no Congress since
this Government legan to exist ever pos
sessed so many able men as that in wsssion
at the present time.
Mr. LAWRENCE, (Democrat) will the
gentleman allow me to ask him a question ?
Leave bein? irranted
Mr. LAWRENCE. Did the gentleman
say that the present Congress embraced
more wisdom than any previous Congress,
and that they were wiser than their fore
3lr. STURTEVANT assented.
Mr. LAWRENCE. Will the gentleman
great as four
Mr. STURTEVANT. Name them.
Mr. LAWRENCE. George Washing
ton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson
and Patrick Henrv.
Mr. STURTEVANT. Yes,r. ; I be
lieve there are twenty-five men now in Con
gress abler, or as able, as any one out of the
lour mentioned by the gentleman fJoni
Mr. LAWRENCE. Name them..
Mr STURTEVANT. (With hesitation.)
Well, sir, I believe Thaddeus Stevens. Chas.
Sumne and Thomas W illiams arc abler
men. Aye, sir, every one of them abler
men than the four specified. G eorge Wash
ington was a great man and a good man ; but
not more so than Abraham Lincoln, than
Thaddeus Stevens, than Thomas Williams,
and many other men. "
Mr. ROSE said that it was singular that
the party who charged all who differed with
Mr. Lincoln with being traitors, and said
that a proclamation of his was to be the su
preme law of the land, should hoot out of
the halls of legislation a proclamation of
peace. He stood .by the Constitution and
Andrew Johnson. He wanted to . know
how Mr. Sturtevant stood upon that ques
tion? Mr. STURTEVANT said that Andrew
men of the present Congress as
I can name, and who lived m
age, and acted in the same year:
Proceedings of Convention of
School Directors of Columbia
i County to feleQt aVCountyv"
Superintendent of Common
' v . i i ; ; v ,f .. ." j.v ; ' w .
In aocordarnceiwith due previous jiotice' a
large number of the School Directors of
Columbia County, met in Convention at
Bloomsburg, on Tuesday the . firsts day of
May, 1866, for the purpose of choosing a
.County Superintendant of Common Schools
for the three succeeding years, and fix the
salary of said Superintendant. v. :i
On. motion of Peter Ent, Hoq. John Mc
ejfnolds, ; Qf.IfeiplKi, was? chose a Presi
dent of tne" Convention, and on n.'otion of
John J. Stiles, John, C.Wenner, of .Benton,
and J. F. . Deny of Jackson, were chosen
Secretaries. Vi UOi - a ';. :r-v 'j
The sclwol districts of the County were
then called in order, and a full list of direc
tors present made. The nomination of can
didates for the office being in order, Peter
Ent, of Scott, nominated Chas. G. Barkley.
There being no other nominations made
Charles G. Barkley' was elected without op
position: :" ' " ' '
A motion was made fo fix the' salary at
one thousand dollars per annum, which was
lost. Upon motion cf Isaac. DeWitt, f
Greenwood, the .salary was fixed at eight
hundred dollars per annum.' On motion the
Convention adjourned. -' ' .;
JOHN McREYNOLDS, Prks't.,
John 0. Wen.neiu I , . ,
John F. Deiir, Svrttarie' :
The following is from Dr. Earley, of
Elk County, who was elected a msmbcrin
the last Legislature, as an "Independent
Democrat" over Jefferson T. Dover, of Cam
eron notoriety: The Dr. is truly Democrat
ic and his remarks and votes in the late ses
sion will so attest : ' . ' , .
;1 Kersey,' Elk Co., Pa.
May 30, 1SG5.
:W. 1L Jacoby, sq.. Dear Sir: We
spent one week in Philadelphia, and arrived
home on Friday evening, one week ago, and
have been to . Clearfield and Erie since.
Will leave for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
on Wednesday next, and will remain at the
latter place one week. f
j The ball is moving finely here. Cltmer
is ahead and making good, time. . No one
speaks of Gen. Geary; his chances are poor
in this section. '
Enclosed please find shadow of the old
Your paper reached me all right and is a
trump. I could not keep house without it.
It pa.sses ATound from house to house here
-r-Every one wants to read it As it weekly
paper it can't be beat, -
Let me hear from you. . Yours, truly,
E. R. Earley.
Consistent in Disunion.
In Congress on the 3rd day of March,
1862, Mr. Holman of Indiana, (Democrat,)
offered the following resolution:
Resoh-ed, That in the judgment) of this
Houe, the unfortunate civil war into which
the Government of the United States has
been forced by the treasonable attempt of
the Southern Secesionists to destroy the
Union, fdiouKl not be prosecuted for any
other purpose than the restoration of the
authority of the Constitution ; and
that the welfare of the whole peo
ple of tlic United States is pormanently in
volved in maintaining the present form of
government under the Constitution without
modification or change.
The disunionists defeated this resolution
by a vote of 00 to 59. Every Democrat
voted for the resolution. Thaddeus Stevens
and Mr. Speaker Grow, by this bold act
avowed their deliberate intention as early as
102, to carry out their radical and revolu
tionary programme of disunion. Did not
President Johnson speak truthfully when he
said they were disunionists ?
Duty of Democrats.
If we could counsel Democrats in the
present sad emergency we mean those that
on principle are Democrats of the. old Jeff
ersonian type, we would say : Your pres
ent duty is plain. 'Act with those that least
differ with you.
But, while acting with these avoid being
absorded iu their organization. Of course
more office-seekers will go . over, here or
there. Let them go ! But if those now, an
yet who are Democrats on Jeffersonian
principles, will but organize, the day is not
far off when old things may be restored ! It
is not numbers but, determination and prin
ciple that .will win. Tn every township
throughout the States, there should le for
med a compact or Union, or Common, of
sincere Democrats. If you can't get a hun
dred true and trusty men, get fifty. If you
can't get fifty, get twenty. If not twenty,
get ten, or else begin with five, or with two,
and make converts add to your numbers !
If Democrats will go to work in this practi
cal and common-sense way, the hour will
soon come, when on the explosion of present
errors, politicians casting about for some
other thing to fasten to, will be but too glad
to find an organization founded on our an
cient American system, and resolute in its
maintenance. So after years of preparation
for the recover', in a few months success
the glorious success of our traditional
principles may come in full fruition.
. Organize, then, Democrats ! In no secret
cabals, but openly, write down the cardinal
principles of Jeffersonian Democracy, and,
in numbers great or small even if it be but
two or three of you in a place, swear to each
other that you will hold to them, and seek
to propagate them ! Do this, and you are
sure to win the day at last ! Freeman s
The Weekly Age for the Cam
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cian, the farmer, the mechanic, the merchant,
the family circle, and the general reader,
having every characteristic of alive news
paper. Its miscellaneous, agricultural, and
political productions are from the ablest
pens. They offer great inducements by put
ting their terms down to the lowest figures.
It can be had till after the October election
for T5cts. One copy one year, $2.00; five
copies $0.00, or twenty copies $33.00.
Welsh & Robb, 430 Chostnut Street, Phil
adelphia. Let all men North and all men South
who would perpetuate strife between the
two sections take their places upon a com
mon platform under a very high gallows.
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GENERAL NEIPS ITEMS.
' Mr. Bantwell of the Senate has offered
an amendment Co the Report of Jthe Recon
struction! Committee, providing ' for impart
tial suffrage to the States lately in rebellion;
v Antoine Probst haabcen triedand found
guilty of the murder of the Deering family.
The sentence has been pronounced. It is
said he received his sentence without any
visible emotions, and made no remarks. The
Governor will fix a day for his execution.
Dr. Gustaff, late of New Yorlc city, who
attempted to poison a man named McKier
nai at Toronto several months since, was
tried on the 1st inst, found guilty and sen
tenced to fifteen years imprisonment in the
i. enitentiary. --
n , --A well-known editor and printer, by the
name of William W. Clapp, died in Boston,
on the 1st inst, aged eighty-three years.
Country editors rarely live to - such a good
old age. '. : i - .
President Johnson will veto tho bill for
tho admission of Colorado should it pass the
Rump house, It cannot be passed over the
veto. '.. ' "
Govenor Curtin has appointed Col. J.
B. Findla', of Kittaning, as Commissioner
for the State of Pennsylvania to thegrcatcx
hibition to be held in I'aris, during the year
Tho election to determine whether the
County seat of Snyder county should be re
moved from Middleburg, its present loca
tion, to Selins Grove, was determined on
the 24th inst, in favor of the former nlace.
The majority in favor of Middleburg was
Na polcon has finally fi xed November I stl
18G7, as theday for the departure from Mex
ico of the last of his troop Maxiraillian
win in tne meantime try to sieze tne money
advanced by Nanoleon bv collectinir it bv
force of arms. . .
A Wisconsin patriot went to the war.
and brought home, among other plunder, a
young negro. Alter keepmir the darkey at
menial labor for some time, this model Re
publican swapped him off for a dog, with
another Republican. . Comment is entirely
lhat nest of scoundrels called the Ten
nessee Legislature has refused scats to seven
members who havine resigned to tret out of
bad company were re-elected by their con
stituencies. There was no law justifying the
refusal, but what does adisunionist or a cot
ton thief or a Brownlow cjire for law.
The Old Capital prison was offered for
sale at auction last week. The only bid of
fered was 6.O00, and the trustees put in their
reserved bid of$24,00f) and kept it. Why
don't the trustees make Stanton a present
of it for a countrv residence.
On tb! 15th rf April. IKKG. by Tier. W. Her
Mr. Jjni'i Gdson of llnnimcion. I.m to., Bad Mr.
Keilcr A. Cole of Benton. Columbia co. fa.
tn Htntor town (hip. on thn Ir'th "It.. I'HtKtr'
nmiDm. ton f Hamuli Sz. Klitubclh NevbarJ . aged'
9 years. 6 mouth and 4 day.
Penren Cmarlet, thou bat left u,
D it thy Iom we deep'y f-el.
And I tie Lord he lia bi-rn u.
And our ioriw be will heal.
Tliere will be no aiore aorrow, no more pam,
He ill be happy there.
Weep not our lo,, It will be bia fain,
la Heaven to meet, prepare.
Oil . hi blind o meekly foldid.
While be drew bij parting breath.
He i Meepin; some one whispere I,
Cut i was the steep of d -nth.
RECEIPTS FOR APRIL,
TO TH E
Iir.1IOCR.VT AiM STAR.
Samuel Prumn $2 00 Henry Miller 2 00
11 arm an John 2 00 N 1 Moore 2 00
John Klase '2 00 G Evcritt 2 00
M K -Morris 2 00 11 G Philips 2 00
Charles Thomas 2 00 John Kline 2 00
OAchenbach 2 00 HMcMarks 2 00
A Sehwepenhiser2 00 Samuel Rinibv 2 00
D C IVitterich 2 00 P G Heinbach 2 00
2 00 II AFunston 2 00
1 00 A S Funston 2 00
2 00 W A Kline 20
2 00 Z R Shultz 2 (JO
2 00 1) E Whitcnight 2 00
2 00 Win Wintcrsteen2 00
2 00 John Geiser 1 00
2 00 National Pub co 3 50
II A Gumsey
Henry Eyer ,
MB Hicks .
J H Christian
2 00 J W Kitchen 1 00
1) W Armstrong 2 00 0 C Stiles
Geo Kreamer 2 00 Eli Ikeler
Bradley & co
Abbott & co
1 00 S A Foutz k Rr 3 00
2 00 M E Hess : 2 00
8 00 John Rodgcrs 8 00
TO TU li
(Paid linee February S3, I BOG)
J C Wenner
M K J Shaman
J K Ci.oul
W Mot man
S? 00 John V Quick
2 5(1 Pinion C Shir
6(1 Henry 1) Knorr
S HO A J Eran Eq.
I 00 Evans It Hartinao
1 00 Wm T Harizrl
1 SO PUeilnrh I. Hess
70 i-aiiiut-l Picttericb
S3 50 - John Karns
&0 John J. nrs Sr.
I UO F.st John lleinbacb
J God Trey
3 00 Henry G rhilips
Eft. C Fenstermacber 4 $0 t ru. At T M' tlenry 1 75
i l li V Robbint
P White (Micb)
D U Wagner
taverv k Krumm
U VV Mauger
r O McGnwen
ReT A llartuian
6 li James V Kinney
50 R We.kheiser
10 10 Copt Isaac I.' iJy
I SO Da.uit-1 Mrricle
3S Jiscph Weiss fr.
25 Win Unanfst
SO tamuel i actby
7 50 Samu'l Bruylrr
19 9i ti-t of J Yt-agcr
3 511 John Atcn.
1 00 Chas Klihfrriuan
V uo James Urowa
Hon H t( Montgomery 3 00 Ilavid Drown
Hon C D Jaiksun
1 SS M K.rkeai'lall
Kit of J Moll
t K H.i Mint a
A II Farver
A H llsrtuiaa
J II irk
Kt oi E Pealer
T J Ohl
S It York
W M ikeler
Wm J Ikeler
M II Freas
H W Tetter
; G Uriiirr
I hi 8wepeaheiter
t f liender
Et of J Wenner
J W Hoffman
Est or C MuQey
A Drrisbm b
J B CornelKoa,
U. W. Farver.
Henry Eyer, Eq ,
Daniel ffingiey, Br ,
i Oil L B Surer
8 50 Iaac Yount .
4 50 Wm Bowman
4 IS llavirl Brobal
9 SO Stephen Urasher
I 50 Jacob Creaay
SO E J Thornton
I SO Mri I W McKelvy 2 00
1 00 (lr A I. Krrssler I SO
9 7S Uanifl B Hartman I .'
5 50 Joseph O Hess 2 90
2 to William J lies 3 00
Sill Jo Hesi 5 oO
4 00 Alinas Cole. E. 4 00
1 SO M W Mellinry 2 50
3 37 1 hnmas Davia 00
2 50 John Kerfer 3 00
90 fVarh-c At Co. IS 75
3 10 Samuel Hess 24 2 0
3 00 Isaac Yelter 2 tj
2 33 U J Camuhell
1 40 Georr'- Piifor. 2 5n
S 00 David huuian 2 5"
ISO Aucut Zhenders AO
I 50 Wui Snyder 2 O"
li HO Henry Hartxel 2 5"
2 H Aaron Miller 3 00
1 28 John Keller 2 50
2 to Stephen Pone 2 5n
2 75 George Miller 4 00
2 So D SI Montgomery MD 5 So
2 SO T U Swepenheiscr Hi
I U0 riulio Hess 2 00
I 00 Mrs. M. A. Anderson 9 SO
1 00 V ui II Itrader 2 75
2 75 Geo W Fisher 5
2 25 J H Abootl 2 So
1 3j E Mend-nhnll 2 00
1 40 Est of Win Cole 3 09
3 SO II, ram Sbulis 2 00
Y 00,000 SHINGLES & A LARGE
LOT OF FENCING BOARDS FOR
sale. The isnde reigned oflVrs for tale upon the
most reasonable terms, at h plae of business, tn
BENTON. CO-LUMrtlA COUNTY. oa hundred thou
sand ahrngles and a large lot of feacinc boards, of
tbe very best quality, boifr nc a ad hemlock.
J J M,f.-5fV
H W. CREASY at ro .at Lisht Btr.. . a
nrehase 30.000 flawtd Pblnsloa. 24 laehea
; ioi icii nniia riraai rv-Ais i l.i Q.. 16
ear.h. 3 t . 4 x 4, 4 1 5. & 4 ) ; ia.Ouij 1 I t
PINei PLANK, ail of a nd nnality. i .
gin Street. Majr f, 4t. r
C. PRESTON baa reaanvea his Vm I.
'Columbia comiv, from bis old t .t .w.
corner. f his new pi are of Jsuunes farther aorth
ana bavins; reo-ivad-a frsrhaiosk of NEW 4OXlD'
be i now prepared to set cheaper than ever rJ
CASH, oa COUNTRV PRUDUCE. Oiva h-ia aauT
C. rREJTu.H -
Kebrsbnrf. May9, 1860.-3W.
'T' PRIVATE SALE
v .t .
The derlrnd offer, at Private Bale or etebaan
for town pr .p-riy. TRACT OF LA NO .iiuTU
W","P M"d between Lljbt Street m4
Oingville. coBUiuiii about, ! '
riFrv ACUKS.'' '
it it in a food st.t of cultlvatiosj. i heri lj saJ
HOUSE an.1 other not-buildin, a on the p"
also a stream or running water at tb daor I
There is also a good d AW MILL win, 19 feet fall
water power on the tract Ad. re.s Joba C. AlkirV
son oh the premise, or the nndenigned atrolkvUlJ"
Columbia county, Pa.. '
MuT a,"'fifw P,lo lift of tb land
n', wl. . '.a.. L- KVEMART.
JkEW STOVE AND TIN SHOP;
ON MAIVflTREET. (NE4RLT OPPOSITE
; , MILLER'S STORE.) BLOOM3BCIG. p" ,
TnE andarsigned basju.ta'ted up. and opeati.
bis new . : . . r
STOVK A?VI TiX n6l, I
in tbi place, where he is prepared to snaka an
TIN WARK of ill kinds m hi line, and d reaairT
ing wilh neatness and disp tcb. upon ibe mo.l rsa.
sonable terms. He also keeps on hand 8TOVK4 f
various patterns and style, wkicb bs will al apoa
terms to soil purchasers. ? . , . .
Give him a call, fle ia good meehaaic. aad d.
serving of tbe pub'le patronage. ' ' -
f nvut n r. I A
Bt W.. n .
jyj ISS LIZZK PETERMAN, r,
Woald announce to the ladies 4 Blaoaainnrf an 4
the public generally, that sh has lust teceived Irnsa
tbe eastern ci'ies her . : . .
Spring: and Summer
Flock f '.""'
consisting of all article usr-ally. found ia first class
Millinery Hores. Her goods are of tbe best aualitf
and among the mnrt handsome and cheapest in thst
uiurket Call and eiamine them for yourselves.
Nob idy vhoiild purchase elsewhere before examia
ing Miss Pcterinau's stick ol goods Don ae s caad
lo order, on the rhortet notice, or repaired.
Store n Mam trei I. 3d d-.or below Ibe store f
vlendenhall fc KuH-rt. , .
Blooinsburg, Alay S. ia''6.-tt . '
J0 ! FOR IIUNSBEIIGER'S
o it a u ro stoheV '
" i.w mil jmi vdo oesire s pvstnsr
article ol cben ing or m4kiiig tobacco. Ills rigarn
are made up of Hit- niioi sjitliiy o tobarco. it very
body in town ki.otss wlieir to g m get a (nod arti
el-;. He w i'l sill at retail or b"f-ale tw sail lb
purebaser, lie is not particular, tfbopkeepers .a
Intidlor.'s g-(.r rally oi.id i'o i. It-r 4v parcaasing
of hint thn rif th.. ikt.-l i..m . I. ..w . ' . - .
el through the country. Th-y ran no risk 4f being
cheated in what tb-y buy. i'alronifte regulir line
if you wi.b to grtihe wor h oi your money.
ID" -toie.n Main Street, s few aoora below lb
Espy, Columbia Co. P.n.
be undersigned havinr bftoni hIc' inmrkiw f
1 Ibis well known and rnn vraiettly located stand,
respectfully informs hi friend, and the nukiio l
ren-ral. that b has put his boa in complete order
for the accommodation of hoarders, and for tbe recep
tion and entertaiuuieat of travellers' ki may feel
disposed to favor it with their eutosn. Ntespenso
has been spared in preparing tnis H- tel for th eater
tamraenl of guens, and uotliing shall be wanting.
, r. i'i "iMinnr 10 ineir personal eomrort. Tbsj
loeation. a w ill as the buildine. is a good sma. and)
II together is amply arranged to plcae th public.
Erpy. April II. let. if.
C. C. .71 AKR'8
I nave opened a new Ptore at the old stand of Da
vid StroUD. Oil Main street. Blmniiknr. J :n
keep on Land a general assortment of
2C ce cr & Iti na oQ. L ss
.Such as Dry Goods. Notion. Groceries. Tin-war.
iiam-air, vcu.r ana if innw ware, rug
Confectionary, Glass-tVare. Tobaeeo Hats dr.
Hhoes. Flour, fait. F,.h tl M. .11
which I propose axlling at very low agar far
r Call and see. C C.MARL
liloomsburg. April 18. !6n if.
a pi: it.
'HE undrrsirned respectfully announces to tho
Tlublir lh.1l hf. b..n. AH .l.ll. ft. J -. l. : -
oldtand, oue door below Lute's Drug clre.
Oil n..Ih. and Paper Window Shades. Coeds. Taal
srls and Fixtures, for f ictures . atc at tbe very,
latest rtles and is prepared. to do all kinds of paper
hanging to irdcr. .......
E. J TI10RTON.
Bloom burg, April 4 o. if
13. WHITER I GUT,
T.1.V1QUJt. SCHUrt.rtLZ.CO.. TA .
Dialer imkt laterttmprvvtd String JVacatass. :
Machines of all kinds repaired, and warranted to
be as good as wben new.,, lie will alsoeicbange new
"amines lor iiiiik worn ur out nt repair. .
lie has constantly on hat-d all kina -f Hemmers.
Hinders. Cordcrs. Hraiders. and eelf-srwers. Also.
lim-naud si'k tUreads, and aeedlcs for all kinda of
sewing machines. r
April 85. pi6 Im pd.
Ihe under, imed resnectfully annooace that ha
has rr fit i ted a shop, m Court House) alley, opposite
the Eichanre lloel.' here be is prep-red to ooa
duct tne narberlng bit!nss la all its branch es.
I he art of coloring whiskers and maostaeae id
practiced bv him most skillfully.- fle also cleana
clothing, making tb.?m look nearly as good as oew.
upon the most reasonable terms. Urve htsa a trial.
Eloomsburg. April 25. 1866 tf. . ;. r. rt
rpilE WEEKLY ;
PATRIOT Miu UNION, ;
J-OIt THE CAMPAIGN,
The Weekly Patriot and Union will be furnished
from the first week in Mar until tho second Taeadav
in October, at tbe following low rates :
One copy $1 00
Twenty, or more, to one address, 90 cts per copy,
Address, PATRIOT AND L'NIO.
Jll I). ST IX E PAID.
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1 ll eii .t haf 1 hp irrnnilt .f i ha f ' . n.. . K .
totbeftrst of March lititi, are now posted and sust
k i ii.se woo ao nm aeiite sm me aerorsr
till VtlVl'llHrl ftm-.tl Ili.H H. H Html. .a .k... L.
j - - ' " w J '"I'U( .(IKftWCft.
oily, in lb- R. lislir'l timce Sn tbeCfmrt HvMiao. for
,urrpi,ian vi rriiirwciui , ai,Q isirreaiier Itf
the Justices Office . Timely nnfrce having " been giv
en for settlement, if noshed a lull, will k.u m
justrause of romplaiiit. LEVI L TATE.
iiootnfiurg. April le. irfi. -.it x . . --y
AimilMSTIUTOk'S NUTItto ' .
tats Santas Rtmlry. tf Sett rmntktf4t0tti. "
I ETTER3 of Adwinitralioao tlHicstateoftiamosj
1.4 K. miry . lateof Sr4l tov osbin, t:olunjbia
CMuai.-J, tiave bee j grauted by Cegister of cola m
bia county, tn tbe ondersigued ; aH persona bavins;
claims sksmisI tbe estate of tam decedent ate re
quested V present flic hi for settlement, and taoov
indebted to the estate wMl make itumedMte payment
to the Administrator. ... . ,. v
JOBCPH L1I.LT, Adw'r.
Aprils. IRC6. 6w3 ........ . :
CHAS. Q. BARKLEY, . (r
Attorney nt Law, . ' .
BL003ISCCRG, COLOIBIA CO., PA.
WILL practice In the several Courts of Cotanbi
County. All legal bnsisess tauasted to kia
caie shall receive prompt atieatien.
Offtce-On Mala ntreet, Excbaece Kaitdtags, over
Blocrsasburg. AfT IJ. VK4 ' .
On Main treet,t wo too (it bore tit Actvt