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. ...,-FOR GOtEKXOK, -
nON. I1IKSTER CLYMERj
or bsbks cocNir.T
Our Prospects Brighten.
Every day tkat passes leaves ' some trace
or mark of encouragement for the success
of the Democratic party, with its glorious
arid time-honored principles of liberty and
' union. Never in the history of our country
was there a time, at which a party, out of the
official patronage and countenance of the
Government, had more power, respect and
strengthening; encouragement, than the
Democratic party has at the present tinie.:
Neverimco the unfortunate breach between
Mr. Bltuana-y anch 3Ir. Douglas, have
our ranks been so thoroughly united and bo
forcibly strengthened,' as they are to-day.
The-' dangerous threatenings 6f the Disunion
party have completely ' united the Democj
racy and are driving thousands of well-meaning
men to our' support,. wh heretofore,
in bur ranks, have been acting with the ihs
. union party. "; But now all arc united upon
the one common isue, and all minor consid
erations are cast aside in the great struggle
which must mould the whole future of our
Republic.-' tu" ' " ' - "
ItisTiOW Union 'or Pis-union in "earnest,
and without any palpable excuse, it is un
commonly plain, that the Dis-unionists of
the North are threatening" our government
with danger far more formidable andinju
rious to our future well - being as a nation,
than did the Di3-unionists of the South in
thelate -rebellion. -'"When' the Southern
. pedple abandoned the Democratic party and
hoisted the Palmetto fiag and refused to be
governed by the laws of the United State?,
the Democracy ef ; the--North, - and even
many' Democrats' In ' the South, " refused to
follow or "va i any way .assist thepo in breaking
up the government and weakening its laws ;
but firmly and unflinchingly, through thick
and thin, through darkness and light, through
fire and blood, through tyranny and oppres
sion, continued to maintain the vital princi
ples upon xrhich our - laws and Governmnt
are founded. Our party has always been
in favor of the Union, and has always strug
gled for its main tc nance Jn, the only way it
can-be maintained,' by; giving to each State
itsriclils under the Onnstitntinn. .tixl hv
cultivating' a spirit of friendship and mutual
confidence between the different sections.
The position taken bythe Democratic party,
that the so-called Republican party is a dis
union party,-Has Deen luuy viruacated -and
13 amply sustained by the condition of affairs
to-day. . The theories of the Northern Dis
unidnists have been and ore now more dan
gerous than wer.e' those of the South. . Had
the South succeeded, they-would. have left
us a government,- smaller in extent," but Just
as perfect as ever. 'If the dis-vnionists of
UieJortn. succeed, they mil revolutionize trie
tchole UnionT and overturn our whole system
of lavcij 'It 19 uponthirgreat question that
the Democratic party has always stood uni
tedtand upo"n which they are united to-day.
The, jsbtm unites our forces and dividesthose
of the enemy." We have one end in .view,'
our watchword is fully understood, our pros
pect is, glorious, and we have only, to march
forward . in perfect harmony and achieve
success. -- --- -- ' : . v
: Consistent, isn't It ?
For tlie Johnson party, a small, class of
men: whose acts are governed by official pa
tronage, to claim a victory in the election ol
Genu Hawley,'. SLj Governor of Connecticut
The-ia t ioncd Republican, a strictly John
son .papery whichf at the present time,- get
the official printing of all the. Executive De
partments, in a late issuefiaya ' ' " " "' ' "
"Regardless'of.ihe entreaties of usually
good but then excited men, the President,
icindly but firmly pursued the even tenor Of
his way,- believing in thb sublime doctrines
cnunciafed at'JJalrimore and embodied in
the platform of principle5.af.the great Na
tional Union party which" at last triumphed
in the Connecticut election. - - - - .
Ilad the President desired to' accomplish
the defeat -: of - G en 1 .Hawley we -prcsifme.
tnere is. no wan ot sense who will - lor a mo
ment deny thaC he could have done h, exer
cising the" extraordinary power that he does,
with the greatest pos-iible ease.: -
Ve know, now, and -repeatedly asserted
during the canvass that we knew then, that
he desired no such result; The Connecticut
election: is a triumph of the Union party a
verdict of th: people "expressed through
that complete organization which sp ran? into
life from the peopleto do the work' or the
people, for the people; -"- Let us learn wisdom
from' the lesson which the Connecticut elec
tion teaches." '" - f ; - ; ,'
Here is an emphatic, square endorsement
of the Radical's policy. Uponittheeanvass
in Connecticut was fought and-won, by the
loss of nearly eleven thousand votes!
Just as we have predicted. 1 ;JThe President
used ;L:s best judgment in remaining,' if
tot an uninterested at least an unmolesting
spectator,, holding himself in readiness to en--.dors?
f.ie victorious party:' It 13 well known
:iy his own letters,' written 'to Hr. Epglish,
duribg the canvass, that hw .sympathies
.werevK'ith the Democratic candidate. "Now,
ia order to make his "nolicv"- ar.near mrsn-
.Lltpf Tn THAV r.f. tin rillmw ftff r.f T
publican party of over ten thvuxnd totes,
wa bdleve the Job nsorr men will, ere' long,
begin fo. think themselves penny-wise and
pound-fx-ih. Of course they will neither
Enri Cl-vir jior Gearrfor Governor of
Lus cute, but manage, in some way, to
keep letwccn,-goo.l.and- evil; 'at the "same
tlzie rea ij to go with lVj eril, if it- carries.
SO- Hon. J. B. Stark was elected Chief
E-rrsa l-t!vr Borom of Wilkes-Barre.-
--f -o-;r exs opponent, CoL JLlirvy,
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Columbia County Poor House.
By reference to our advertisicg columns it
will be seen, that wc; are publishing an Act
providing for the piSxhiisiiig of; a farm and
the erection of buildings for the employment
and support of: the poor in the -county of
Columbia. The people of this county will
have an opportunity on Tuesday, the 5th
day of June next, to" vote upon this matter,
and decide by their ballots whether or not
they will accept this Act. Each township
will decide this matter for themselves. If it
appears upon counting the vote polled in any
township or borough, that a majority of the
votes so cast Arorfbr the -Poor Ilousey the
matter is then settled in the affirmative so
far as that township or borough is concerned.
This is a matter' that the people should
consider well, view it upon all sides, and act
understandingly,. and not allow prejudices or
a want of information; to hav. anything
whatever to do in deciding upon this im
portant 'question. ' A' great deal can be
said in favor of a County Poor House, while
on the other hand, argument could be used
against such an institution. But after all,
the question resolves itself down to this:
''"Will it be cheaper and less expensive to the
tax-payers of the respective townships and
boroughs in the county to keep their poor in
a County Poor Ilouse, erected upon a farm
purchased expressly for the employment and
support of the poor of our county?"
For our part, we think it will. Tobe
sure, if will bo the mcan3 of some town
ships paying a smalitax, a year or two, that
now have no poor taxes, for the payment, of
the farm and buildings. This property will
be taken care of and improved and will
always be worth its money.-- So . there is
really nothing lost in that investment. And,
as to keeping paupers, they can be kept
cheaper in a County-Poor Ilouse ; for the
reason, that Overseers are not compelled, as
they often are, to pay tico prices before they
can get a family to accept their, paupers and
board and clothe them. Then on the other
hand, a great deal can be-saved in the em
ployment of a physician, one who will be a
regular attendant, when necessary, at a fixed
amount per-year. Their clothing will be
purchased in quantities to suit the demand,
"at wholesale rates, not from slop-shops, at
hiyh protective . tariff, prices. This is . no
small item, when it is closely examined ; if
you take in the ' amount of clothing that is
now being bought for. the paupers of the
whole county.. Another point, which might
be argued, is this : You will find that there
will notbe one-half a3 many paupers support
ed by the tax-payers, when they find. that
they must enter a houso cf employment, as
the people are supporting to-day, in dirt, rags
and idleness, at a much greater expense
than there is any necessity for. ' r
There are severalother points which we
I will present from time to time, before the
election, to proye to the people of the county
that they will make a mistake - if they re
fuse to come into the poor house arrange
ment. We will show' how the matter will
operate upon those townships that stay
out; how. it has had . the effect to lessen
the number of paupers in counties where
Poor Houses have been provided ; that the
farm "will produce a revenue to the county
instead of its being a burden upon the peo
ple, and that the tax levied and "collected
for the purchasing of the farm and erection
of the buildings will not atnount to any scri-.
ous sum to any one. . The blil will not ad
mit of over one per cent being paid to the,
dollar. At the rate property is taxed in this
county there are very few farmers that would
pay over twenty dollars. - It may be neces
sary that they - pay - this ' amount for two
years. ': Much depends upon the kind
of property purchased. These same men
are paying twice this amount yearly to sup
port pauper?, at present, in many parts of
the county." ' " . ' '
; Ix his great speech against negro suffrage,
delivered in the Pennsylvania Senate during
the past: winter, Senator Clymer made this
strong point, which none of his opponents
found it convenient to answer : .....
Now, Mr. Speaker,; I propose to inquire a
little further as to the object of this propos
ed amendment to the Constitution of the
United State. We are told to-day, in lang
uage glowingly eloquent, ot thenatural rights
of men and of elevating ..them to a condi
tion which is to be happiness and prosperity
to all of them. Is there nothing selfish,
nothing of a personal . or partisan character
in all this ? Sir, if this- right to vote is a
natural right j if every, man should have it,
and if that doctrine, was ever truly and hon
estly! held by those who are asking us to-day
to vote for iu is it not a most astounding re
flection that but . twelve short years ago a
great, political party was organized in this
State', and elsewhere throughout the Union,
who denied this irreat natural ricrht, not to
negroes, who, happened to serve God in a
manner different irom themselves to men
who happened to be born under another sun
and in other climes ? Did you not rear a
party-s-Know Nothing by name-Hhat went
into power in this Commonwealth on that
issue, which would, could it have retained
its power, have excluded every race except
the native born, and would have excluded
those from the elective franchise from whose
loins you yourselves have sprung ? What
was your object then ? . Answer me, von
Senators. Was it not that you feared if they
voted they would put; you out of. power ?
Now, with like hypocrisy, do you wish to get
thene.gro'svotetakeepyou in and afteryou
have got there ?. , Is dot that the reason rl
it any high or - generous motive to do good
for the country 's good by which you araac
tuated? Is-jtany ether, than.ta save your
Kepuphcaa prty from.; going to destructions
where it should Jbavp gone kng ago T ryj ,
r J ,
Fruits of the Crvnj Ribirrs :Biii.-We
begin to witness ' the : fruits of the Civil
Rights BiSL It has already caused, the blood
of white people to be shed fn Norfolk; it has
been the cause, of negroes in 'Boston filling
places formerly occupied by white laborers ;
it has given Massachusetts negroes the right,
or rather they have impudently assumed it.
to take seats beside white' ladies in railroaa
cars, when plentyif Other! seati are vacant.
In short, it is. continually increasing the bad
feelinsr existing Kptwppn xrhits Kl-.t- ?r
J ...... u . . 'luitx kb.A J'UkVIVO ill
the .North, whileit is certainly not bringing
them on better terms of amity and intima
cy m the South. We foresee a great deal of
"h m this - connection, ?ven before the
Civil Risrhts BilHs nnf fntn m-afi.ol dtomi.
tion. jV..K Herald. ' ' .
- " . iuuritut eays :
that CnnI 1! nrrw tr. Uinrr it - : 1
; ,. ' " Aii v-uab region as low
M it did n the first year of the - war. At
this rate the operators do not realize- over
$2 50 to $3 50 tea. -
We take pride in directing the special at
tention of our readers to the- letter publish
ed in thiaissue, from our friend in Roaring
ereek. " Aid we can truly say, that since the
consolidation oftho Columbia-Democrat
and Star op the North, we have, from all
parts of thtf county, received the most flat
tering encouragement. The" dark night of
intolerance appears to be departing, and the
clear dawn of a promising day is brightening
up ; not only for us, but for the great party
tJ wBich we Jbeld'ng, ancl'foi. tho country
which we love. " The friends of the country,'
of freedom, and of rDemoeraey,feel that the
stormy time, the clouds' of dissension and
dispute, and thorns that so thickly beset our
pathway have disappeared, and cherish the
hopey that ere Ion.? the principles they have
advocated in 'the very face of death, for
nearly six long, black years, will become the
ark of our countiVe safety and the bulwark
of popular liberty. , Therefore, we hope our
Democratic mends will continue to take
some time and pains, to extend the circula
tion and increase the interest felt in the
Democrat and Star, as one means toward
the good result so earnestly honed and lons-
ed for by all true lovers of our country.
bhall we continue to recieve the assurances
from the people, we will ere loner, print a
paper that cannot be excelled iu size, inter
est and appearance by any country weekly
in the State.
Letter from Mr. Clymer. The follow
ing explicit and manly letter of Mr. Clymer
on the Railroad question contrasts strikingly
with the evasive and unmeaning declarations
of General Geary upon the same subject,
which appeared ia our columns some weeks
ago: . -1 - '
Reading, April 12, 1SGG.
Gentlemen; I have just received your
letter on the 9th instant asking the question
whether I am or a in not in favor of making
a general railroad law by the Legislature of
tins commonwealth, somewhat similar to
that existing in the neighboring State of
Ohio? , -
' If, after the. repeated and persistent ef
forts made by me during a long service in
the Senifte, to secure the passage of a gen
eral railroad law, my position on that ques
tion is not understoxi, I fear that nothing
I may now say will more fully demonstrate
it ;., .
I have been, am now, and will continue
to be in fayor of a g eneral, free railroad sys
tem for this State, Hinibr to that of the
States of Ohio and New York ; believing
that capital should ever be permitted, under
proper restraint! for the protection of pri
vate property and the rights of individuals
to develop anj' and every section of this
State without let or hindrance. .
Until the people of this commonwealth
establish thu system, many of the richest
and fairest portion thereof will, for half a
century to come, be deprived of those means
of development and intcr-communication to
which at all times they are entitled, and
without which their stores of iron, of coal,
of lumber, and of oil, will be useless and un
profitable, not alone to their owners?, but as
well also to the whole people who arc un
questionably most deeply interested in their
prompt development and production.
Very respectfully and truly yours,
Hi ester Clymer.
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,TllE New York Herald, a Republican pa
per, but now supporting President Johnson
in his struggle 'with the Disunionists, thus
foreibly epitomizes the Vetoed - Civil Rights
Bill : : - ' . . -
'Shall. the negTO intermarry with our
daughters, and take an equal place ia our
households? The civil-riehts bill says that
he shall ' ": '; :
"Shall negroes intermingle with ourrefined
ladies in steaming hot theatres, ball-rooms,,
opera houses and railroad cars? The civil
rights bill declares that they must. '
'Shall a negro 'supercede Grant as gener-al-in-chief
of the United States army? The
civil rights bill says that he can do so.'
'Is a negro five times better than a white
man that the formershould vote immediate
ly,1 while the latter has to undergo five years
probation if he brings his skill, labor and
money to this country from abroad? The
civil-rights bill declared that the negro is five
; 'Shall the farms of the great West and the
whole country he owned by negroes and white
labor bo made subservient to negro proprie
Wship? The civil rights bill provides for
this condition of things.' ' ' ' - ,
- 'Are we to have negroes filling the posi
tion ;of post captaia-j in the , United . States
Navy?. The civil rights bill says that we
are.' :. . ..-,-.
'Li this a white man's Government for
white men? The civil right bill says it is
not ": - -
'Are we to have negroes representing this
Government as United States Ministers at
the Courts of France and England? The
civil rights bill says that we are? ' ' , ' -
; iShaJl negroes Bit in Congress in the Cab
inet and other high stations side bv side
with white men? The civil rights bill says
they may. ' ' ;
'tohall our children see a netrro in the Prcs- i
idential chair ? The civil rights biS provides S
for such acontJgen1!y., f
-Although there was a full week of Court,"
but few causes ;were tried. Tho 'whole of
Monday -was occupied with the usual routine
of Officers returns qualifying the new ones,
calling and charging ther Grand Juryr going
over the trial list ; and, no cause being then
ready, the argument list was taken up.
The first case ready was
Hossler vs.' Slaubaiigh and wifeSlander,
True bill. Verdict for Plaintiff, $9 1 . 97.
Little, foe. Plaintiff, Jackson and Clark for
Defendants..' . . . ; . . - :
Com. v. Andrew Gingles Assault and
Uaitery-True biH Verdict "guilty." Sen
tence, Defendant pay a fine of $10.00 and
cost of prosecution. Trough and Little for
Commonwealth, Brockway and Freeze for
Com. vs Isaac Bird Indictment, Larceny
Defendant plead guilty. Sentence, two
years at hard labor in the Eastern State Pen
itentiary. . Little for Com., Wirt for Defen
dant Com. vs. Nathaniel Perrj' Indictment,
Larceny After hearing the evidence the
Defendant withdrew the plea of "not guil
ty" and plead "guilty."- Sentence, to the
"Ilouse of Refuge." Little and. Wirt for
Com. ,. Clark for Defendant.
Cam. vs. Geo. Lazarus. Indictment, ob
taining money under false rrtences. Not
a true bill, and J. W. Sankey, the prosecu
tor, pav costs.
Dr. If. W. Mclteyn'old.s vs. Peter Oliphant
Action of Trespass. The pleadings rais
ed the question of title to the lands, and as
the same issue was pending in another case,
the Plaintiffs took a nonsuit Freeze and
Clark for Plaintiff, Hurley and Comly for
Longenberger's Executors et. al. vs. Dr. II.
W. McRcynolds, et. al.: Ejectment for a
tract of land in Beaver Township surveyed
on a warrant to Catharine Longenlxjrger.
Plaintiffs claim under tax sales to Geo. A.
Frick in 1820 and 1822. Defendants held the
legal title from the Commonwealth of Pa.
Hakes opened the case forthe Plaintiffs, and
it was argued on the same side by Hakes
and Nicholson. Freeze opened the case for
the Defendants, and it it was argued by his
colleagues, Clark and Packer. The trial
occupied from- Wednesday morning until
Saturday afternoon, including a night ses
sion. As the case in all its aspects, was a
very important one, and certain to go to the
Supreme Court, every point was vigorously
contested, Tind bills scaled to all rulings ad
verse to the respective parties. The Court
charged the jury in favor of the validity of
the Tax Sales, and directed a verdict for the
Plaintiffs. The charge and direction were
excepted to before verdict, and writ of error
immediately takenJ It is expected to be
argued in June at Wilkcsbarre, the Supreme
Court sitting there. Jackson, Nicholson
and Hakes for Plaintiffs, Freeze, Clark and
Packer for Defendants.
Court adjourned to meet May 31st, at 10
o'clock, A. M.
To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of
Common 1 leas now comprmng a Court
of Quarter Sessions of the Peace in and
for the County Columbia. .
The Grand Inquest of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, inquiring for the body of
the County of Columbia, report:
That we have examined the Public Build
ings belonging to the County and find them
all in good condition, except the banister" at
the steps leading up to the Sheriff's house
and Jail-yard, which needs some repair;
also the ceuing m the uourt ltoom needs
repairing. All of . which are resiectfully
The Speakers in Congress.
A Washington correspondent .of the Bos
ton Post says :
' After listening to the debates on the Civil
Rights Bill I confess I was disapTxinted,aud
the more I saw and heard of the men who
control the legislation of Congress, the more
I became disgusted. Trumbull, of Illinois,
the championof the Radicals against the veto,
made what, in any other place, would be
termed a harrangue. His voice is badly
cracked and pitched in a high key, which fi
nally became painfully hoarse, and showed
signs of breaking down. He is earnest, but
not graceful Ben. Wade and Jim Lane
ranted, screamed and lcllowcd like two mad
bulls, and raved like two hyenas. oolittle
appeared somewhat like Webster, and com
menced calmly and very gracefully, interest
ing and commanding all eyes and ears, but
unfortunately he drops down to a coriimon
plaee style, and beeomcs wearisome. Rever
dy Johnson commences in about the same
style a Doolittle ends, but Reverdy John
son warms up as he proceeds and gradually
works himself and his audience to a high
fitch of excitement, and his style becomes
i ighly ornate, his language limpid, easy,
flowing, charms and fascinates you untiLlike
the lamented Douglas, you are enchanted by
the "little giant " Cowan, of Pennsylvania,
the real giant of the Senate,- in personal
stature, lias a voice like a church organ, and
although awkward he rivets your attention
and uses very strong and original illustra
tions to make his "points," anil hits the nail
on the head, as the saying is. He eould be
heard and seen in a crowd of a hundred
thousand on Boston Common and would be
listened to attentively. His style is peculiirr,
being a compound of logic and classical rhet
oric, with a rather dogmatic manner. Sher
man, of Ohio, speaks well. Guthrie and
Davis are both able and earnest debaters.
Stewart, of Nevada, bids fair- for a leader.
Harris and Morgan, of New York, create no
sensation in debate. Wilson and Sumner,
vou know all about- The latter has certain
ly a very egotistical, foppish, conceited way
of attracting the attention of the galleries,
as if he' was a play-actor on the theatrical
stage, but his "tricks" arc too apparent.
As to the House of Representatives, Thad.
Stevens is about the only conspicuous man.
the rest of his party being mere rank and
file. Jack Rogers, of New Jersey, however,
makes as much noise as anvbody, and is al
ways ready to pitch in and have a free light
with Stevens or any other Radical. He and
Stevens are the very opposite of each other
in everything. Stevens is an old lame, de
mure man, with a great brown wig and iras
cible temper. Jack Rogers is a gay, hand
some, jollv jet-black haired youth, "of per
haps twenty-4ve or thirty, rather ' fast in
his habits and ultra in his politics, it is said.
The expulsion of Stockton, of New Jerscv,
from the Senate, and Brooks, of New York,
from the Ilouse, shows that -party spirit
amounts to injustice sometimes, although a
large number of Republicans show by their
votes that they had not lost all reason,
' The hotels in Washington are abominable
dirty and filthy. -If one-half the money
yearly expended in the lobby of the capitol
was expended in building a decent hotel
there, it might do some good.
The hotels at Niagara are opened, and
already many gncsta have arrive.
Extracts from Anton Probst's
, Confession of the Murder of
the Dearing Family.'
The morning was? dark, raiding and cold,
and Dearing went to the city ; then I made
up my mind to doit that day f I calculated
to kill Dearing as he came home ; I did not
know whether the money was in tho house
or not ; I did not know whether he had it .
Me and the boy were working out on the
bank I we went to work that morning about
7i or 8 o'clock, I guess ; Mr. Dearing went
up to the citv before we went out ; he said
he wouki be back alout 1 o'clock ; we went
to work in fhe 'meadow about one hundred
yards from the hay-stack : We took the horse
and cart and went to work.togetb.er ; I took
with me to kill him the axe, the big axe for
cutting roots out also.'
We were standing under the big tree
when I killed him ; it was raining a little :
he sat down under the tree, and I stood
above him, behind him, with the axo in my
hand; he sat there and talked of something
about work while I stood right behind him;
I was going to kill him, and drew my hand
back three or four times ; I hit him - on the
left side cf the head : he did not holler ; he
fell down ; I gave him . one or two more
blows, and then cut his throat; he bled
much (the prisoner stopped, looked down
on the rosary, and ran his fingers over the
small beads of the rosary) on the tree ; I
lifted him up, and put him -on to the cart;
he had the strap every time round, hinij to
keep his coat up ; that was all in 'full view
of Mr. Wiles' house ; I was not afraid of
them seeing me; I looked first; then I
drove the horse up, arid lifted him up, and
laid him in the hay stack," and covered him
up with hay, there was a little blood on the
cart, I took a little hay and wiped it off; I
took somo outside hay and threw it over
Then I went, took the axe with me, to the
house and also took the horse with me; this
was about 10 o'clock in the morning; I came
to the house with the horse' and cart, and
had a little wood on the cart, and put the
wood down in the yard; I left the horse and
cart stand at tho machine house; did not un
hitch the horse; I went to the 6table and
laid the two axes and the hammer in the
comer, right on the left corner, near the
narrow door that faces the ditch; well then
I would go over in the house and had a lit
tle blood on my punts ; I took hay and took
it off ; then I went over in the house and the
children were all in the house, and the
woman was out at the ditch for water. -
I took the oldest boy, John is his name,
and told him to go over in the stable and
help me with something I had to do ; he
goes; I stood inside the door, got my axe
in my hand, the little axe, and then he
comes in; through; the long entry firrt he
comes, right on the corner; I knocked him
down and he fell inside, where the little
blood was ; he did not holler ; I gave him
one or two of the same, and cut and chop-
Sed his throat; I brought him in, hauled
im in through the hole, and put a little
hay on him ; then I put the axe to the same
Slace at the door ; then I came out in the
ouso and told the . woman to come over,
there was something the matter with the lit
tle horse, the colt, I could not tie it myself.
I went over ; she comes in two or three
minutes, alone ; I said nothing to her ; she
comes in the stable ; I stood inside and struck
her on the head ; she did not holler ; I gave
her two or three more blows, and chopped
her throat ; I took her n my shoulder and
haided her in ; I had to - crawl in, first and
then pull her in ; then put the axo in the
same place as before, at the door.
Then I go over and bring the Iwy over
there ; Thomas is his name, the next oldest:
I told him to come over, his mother wanted
him ; he said nothingat all, and comes over
right awaj' ; he came in the same place ; he
walked richt in the stable ; when he comes
there I killed him by striking him in the
same place ; nobody did holler ; I hit him
on the head when he laid down I hit him
once more ; I do not know whether I mash
ed his whole skuii in ; I did not examine him;
I brought him in the same place with his
mother ; then I left the axe in the same
Then I went over to the huse and took
Annie ; I told her her mother wanted to see
her in the stable j she did not sav a word ;
then I took the little baby ; I took it on my
arm ; the little girl walked alongside of me-;
I left the baby on the first corner as you go
into the stable ; I left the little baby there
playing in the hay ; then I go in the same
place where I killed the others ; she looked
around like for her mother, who was in the
hay (smiling) I was not warm ; she did not
say anything ; I knocked her down at the
.first blow, and cut her throat the same as the
others ; then I went back and got the little
baby, and struck it on the head in the same
rJace: then I hauled them in the same nlace.
Then I took, the new axe and washed it
off, and put it on the bench in theporch,and
left the little axe in the stable, by the door
on the leu side ; then 1 went over into the
house, I took the horse out of the cart and
put it into the stable ; then I went over in
the house, and stayed there watching for
him to come ; I did not search the house
"I cuess about half-past 1 o'clock, I do not
know the exact time, I saw him coming, out
of the window : I looked through the win
dow and saw him eomine, and went out
down stairs and saw Miss Dolan in the car
riage, and then I was worried : then I go
out of the house and stay outside until he
come; when he is come with the carriage I
stepped out to the carriage and told him
that the steer is sick over there in the sta
ble ; I told him he looks verv bad, he had
better see hhn, I would like him to go over
and see him ; then he comes right away,
walking over there ; he left the horse stand
ing there ; Miss Dolan then went into the
houe with all her clothes. " ' : .
Then I went to the stable, and walked
behind him: .1 took the axe behind him in
my hand ; I walked behind him azd hit at
him right on the head with the small axe ;
he fell right on his face ; I turned him over
and gave him one or two more on his head
and cut his throat aud chopped his throat ;
he never spoke to me or said a word;- he
told me was that steer hurt very bad ; lie
did not look so bad when I saw him ; I will
go right over to the barn and see him ; then
I put a little hay over him and left him lay
ing there ; I killed hini at the place where
you go up to the hay mound, where the
blood is on the boards ; I put a little hay
over him ; going out I put my axo in the
same place, the small axe, I had the ham
mer tnere. ,
-. And then Miss Dolan called me over there
in the houses ' I said the - horse would not
stay there ;' I would walk around snd put
the horse out of the carriage ; 1 walked over
there and said 3Ir. Dearing, wanted to see
her over in the stable ; she asked me where
the woman and the children are; I told
her they are all in the stable ; (smiling) that
is all I talked to her; she walks rieht in the
stable; I took the hammer with my left
hand, and she was five or six feet inside the
door ; I hit her on the head once with the
hammer, and she fell right down on her face;
I turned her round, hit her once in die head,
and took the little axe again and chopped
her throat ; then I went to Mr. Dearing and
took the watch and pocket book from him
and nut them in my pocket; and then I
went Dack to Miss Dolan to see if she had
money : I looked into the pocket and took a
pocket book and put it into my pocket ; after
that I toolc Mr. Dealing's boots off, and
laid him in the same place where you found
him, and put Miss Dolan there, and covered
them up with hay.
LIST OF DEALKHS
Ot COLUMBIA COCNTYV
: Fof the yr one thousand eight bustlred and
iity-iiof Gnoda. Wares, Merchandise. Ditillr,
Brewer. ' Reataurant aad Eratlna; Houm Keeper a,
wlihiit (ha County of Columbia, leluroed and claaai.
And in arcordanee with th several arts f A-em-bly.
t the Appraiser of Marcaatila Taxes of said
county a follows, lo wit : -
- t3 -10
Blnnmahtfrg If Ob Co.
() A Jaenhy
Ey -r Sc. M yer
J a Mnyer - .-.;r. .
I. T "harpUss
K V Li - ,
Bloon! " -da
E V BlweU .
J M K u pert
H Ukl W Harttnaa
MrKelvy Ne al k. Co
D A Beckley
A J 8 loan
r John '
8 U Miller
K Stohner -
J K Ryei
J J Rohhius
J K Girtoa
A J Kvapa
C C Marr
A 8 liiler
G W C'orrell
Klinelobfc Walt a
Jkhn G Jar.oby
J Thomas Miller
F M Traugh
IV m Freas
Jaiue . Bersbotta
Charles I) Fowler
.Miller Iu Hujtiee
J B Dod. on
riowman Jc J action '
Jackson Jl Woode
F L Sbuman
J J M Henry
da r v
1 do " '
. - 15
H F KTerilt
Ed Ed ion
human Jt Millard
A H Forti'er
J B Knittle k. Oabla
n Cimn at Co
Kes. r Kerr C
Bedford 4c Tarry
Bor of Ccntralia.
. 7 .
Anderson Sl Kian
Geo Huebea So
9 U Reinard . .
J 4in Sharpies
J 8 Bmb.t
MsMincn tc 8hamaa
V Balm 4c Co
Creasy fc Ihn
DC 4c M B John
J K thar.le
G II Fowler
E W M 4c U Li Low
: II Freas
II 4c M Me Henry Flshinjcreek
; M Howell do
J C Bunyan do
Bernard Ammer nan do
James N Jones
G 8 McWillUms
J M Rote
I) 4c W Mavt're
C W Evee 4c Co
Bngart fe Krramer
Schuyler 4l Ulack
C N'T hard . .
M G 4c W II Shoemaker
W II Price
U J Campbell
1 K Schweppenheiaer
Creasy 4c Brown
J H Metier
W A Brown
Jacob N Pifer
Paxton 4c Htrmon
Conner 4c Brother
C Ki earner
Wm K reamer
J E S.i lis
gloan 4c Millard
it VV ru.wiuaa Jt Co
A It Stewart
R F Keitharl 4c Bro
C 8 Fowler
8 A Wonnan
I 4tT Cr.velmg
G W Crevettng 4s Co
II W Creasy at Co
Restaurants and Beating Houses.
Tbos O Conner
Thomas Garity .
Stephen Horan -Daniel
B Klohner .
J F fallow
J W Hendersbot
II M Hockman
Lawrence Casey :
John II Runyaa
II J Clark
J B Ki.tler - -llanry
Conner 4c Bro
Mirhael Keller -'
J D Rice
Bor. Centralia. ' 7
do - 7
. . do .7
' do 7
Bloom I wp,
Berwic Bot. 7
Conyngham twp. '7
do - 7
- do 7
Catawlssa twp. 7
do - 7
. . do 7
. do 7
Centre twp. 7
. . t do . 7
Orsnge twp. ' -' '- -7
Scott twp, 7
o - r 7
Rohr McITenry I'eoton 0 $25
Reuben Miller Briarcreak ' 25
Peter Bchug Bcott 11 15
Mos"s Simons Fishingcreek. 6 25
Frank fciieer do, 8 12
' All persons who may feet aggrieved by the above
ciastin ali a can have an opportunity of appealing
by calling upon the unuersigned, at his office, in
Mainviile. Pa , at any time np to the iSth day of June,
and on the said loth day of June A. I). I'-fi'i. at the
'nmmissionnr's Office in Wlooiuiburg, after which
no appeal will be beard.
WILLIAM T 81IUMAN,
. Mercantile Appraiser.
May 16. l8C8.-4t
THIS WAY FOR BARGAINS
Goods to compare with strlngMicy of the Money
Martet, Look anil compare prices before purchas
ing elsewhere. J net rail at the favorite business
stand of MeVmch 4t h uman. and you will be uiet
by the obliging Prrpriet ors or their Clerks and shown
tbrouh their great variety More free of cbarge, of
course. I bey will give you a fair chauca to pend your
loose change, they trust much mote profitably than
it can be spuat elsew here. Tbvir
STOCK OF DRY GOODS,
this Spring is muck large in all Its varieties than
usual. Their Ladies Dress Goods a re of the nicest
styles n Market. Tbey have a fine assortment of
lints Caps, Boots and Shoes.
Summer Cloths, CasineU, Cassimers aad Vestings.
and numerous articles common to such establish,
meats, betides a general assortment of
: HARDWARE, TINWARE,
Qoeensware and Groceries, all at greatly redact t
prices. They wish to conduct their basiuesson the
"PAY AS YOU GO"
and they think they can a Cord to sell very cheap.
They return their thanks foe many past favors, and
ask tba future patronage of their former customers
ud ike puttie gent rally.
. MUf Ich 8HVMAN,
Mai U.lSft.wf. , .
On Tuesday, May 29.'
instructive aind refined '
latei'aattnat School of'
EDUCATED ANIMALS I
Choice and Haro llenageritf 1.'
In conjunction with a FULL aa4
r Fieri N CD CIRCUS COMPANY! -
f Tun TRIPLICATE FEATURES
fu imnr-l na to form TWO SiIPAKATX a4 tIV-
TINCT EXHIBITIONS tinder tho bum ParUWsj--1
and lr OAK miCJi JJT ADJttlUSIOiL - . r 7-
Col. DAN RICE ;
C trifr1e foiriarf tbeBAtiatre
rstmgsn t i.ur.l:rt pelnien
of tria Vrntn rrentW.n ever Intra-rinet-l
to I lie .uM1e.nvag wklrfc-
'.- -will l foun.l A ULlil OF
OSJeets f wrhlp imrnif 11
erilt,te. Leatfcr. ami Weld n
the Lighert rt- m ty llelaes.
Tknii U.tir- I aa-l intersatios;
snlmala r tba onlv ertreo
r-f th.lr Hn-l ! Imi seta sot 4
tltclr uait country.
HcnGtcr Elophant .
Tine ti e d. ih of ITattntbsJ,
tb larrat KUr pliant laa
xit. till ths nly real Ablatio,
l.lrpi.sul ft r ! iKrtal Pt. lhk-e--nrry.
lia Is kiphly e'sjeato1.
un l T.l'il Is ntrMluccd 1 kl
tor al trtu-r.
STREET CR:VEH. -
, cmriiizi jl, roGLis ...
Blind Talking Ilorao
.. EXCELSIOR,. JR.
The nnt atnUbinr, naaMfet.
and eu.pMlT rdacslrd animU
ever ln a, sn I -r hs Jdr.
KICKexeeriMS acBfr4aad de
fre .f infltiener, wi-.nh eaae
fjll It :up-ej r'ety .n k
witnesses this nl xinwarr.i
sary n l mncnlflceat rihibitia
of the pv er f tnriiia n.la4
orrrtii l.utiactire faculties o4
I TVS FCHOOL or
A" : MEMHIIHAIS!
THE MENAGERIE ,
The Zooloctesl an Omltholo
pVal Ivrtmerit cainprlsaa an - ..
exceri'.lnirly ehir collection of
th rarcet. m.t Wauunti aa4
eorimis sjxeimeT.s af Hatcrat
lllt.- rmbrselitr elchtecK ,
s3a, In wLirh will L two ad i.
UORS, TIGERS. LECPiRDJ.
... - Ac Ac - ..... ,r
trttn union r.lnls from Tariona
quarters vf U, glvVe.
TVi ll.e exhibited ky
Tnor. LAXCiWORTIlT, "
yeq u.(-.ik.o a'uuiraiuj
A rock of FALATIN: fTFrr; Pror- of AKA
. tl AN C Vri. ; ... IMA.VVl lOHr.HAltV,
a'v th-ee rt. t ii l.li.li. A I-UAZillAS
'iIvKK. a l,j;-J- 1 ;,.elu:rn : a -rci- ''.
Uig if 4li.t -x.-ty trc m ixm!,
tfih jaca , c- y: ivn" noo.
A Trupa -r r!lm'nBtie . V. TH 7. i M 1011
Uccn tyiloLLV .i.LVS. ...
THE CIRCUS COMPANY
Llr'j is organised op.ler tlr sl direction 4
DAN EICE, "
will l-e f.,t;nd t namtier Ibe most reflaed and nutoal - - "
a:i:l in lb irtleai,-ii : airt.iiic wboiu ara
ZSe C. Ftickfay. Jr., Mdme. Sliclnejv,
Mr. Geo. Dericua. Kr. Gto. Derioo.
Anil otl,ri. f rin.l rente.an.t Wr. Irit-KiWre bim
rtii tuai tne )-ernmianres 11T t J.lnr vrlil l-e of sack
a rharrteter. that while U.e n.t fasthUiN a sad axaet
! r. shall Bnil no oi-rmrttiiiifv fir eall .e ..I. (....
" - - - ' ..i.,iuii r&UA CUM1
lull ft LrlliL.' Ibontuehlr i-rMtifleft. .
Oidtr (f Prrtrfnartreg.'
The TXnir.ITIOX CF JJKSAOFKII: and FcUol
f Kitucated AniMii h. The rl etUnd I'oM.s and
MnLer JnrkrTS. Ifco ;lrpliM L'noiea aud Pro
In Ijnipwofthy's l'en f t'IM UeaJits-w(th a
l.S'-rrcit t-n tbe w cD'leis tni Furpoart if Uts Xai ".'
iua.1 v r fcti-.n, by la l:icc
I.Jermusion if Tm ivtrt. '
rorfn wcleV those lo r!o not desire to w,B)esa tho '
tqurfiilin 1-rrluruisocts, wlil lia an pjMirtiialty
At the CTpl-ation ef ike irrtermlsstosi, the Fatertaln.
mcnM ftba Arena will nmimi nee. In the eoarso f -
tho erformaiieri, in cuUijlU.Bce with a nnlTersallj
expressed ietrs -
XDa.3xr nrcrj :
wl!l i!in tl-o motl r. ml f..r tho. fiwst time. In mu :
years, auarfcsCLOV M aud JESTER.
SAM STICKNEY. Jit.
the faroriia Jester ami Yors'is'. snl tba fifxt coryisv
of ill i. n't It ma At tittr, will appear V) a rxacr
axu rLxarixu rtciiiir.' .
t3TA CEAIiD STKLET rACFAXTIf
will slcnsl.ro ire ntrrneo f tho estaillsfctnent Into
tha two, kt 10 A. 11. This irosiun excels ia
anTlniair . f tbo kind stterr;.te ,n this conHnet)t and :
U beled by (he icw and teaotitul GL1)KN SWAN
CIIAUIOT, cntalt.lng CL60.N S NoKTH-W 1ST.
F.UX fliUNUT KAMI, drawn l.v TWENTY snparn
thonmebbred A ICAI'.IAN ant fUtea-e4 U .
IIOMKO, the MtN9Tl K F-l.tlMI ANT. with Drom
edaries C'anirls. Trick llursVs, 1'oi.isn. jjloloa, Cagea, '
lK-n Van , t. axhagus, Ac .
13" Ecnicn.Ur that DAN 1JIIC3S WlU poni-.'
tirely appear la both ExhibitioanI t
1st As J.rCTl'KEHkn Lha Menarerl. , .;
2nd. At CXuV. and JLoTtK la tha Crraoa..
For rBll partleorars, seo nsafl UO ' '
AtlniitAiva, to iVn AUniitma, N cent. CVIV'ren
arr.t'.er ten. year of age, SVeeBts, or ad liriaali m-to iftWsv'j-.
ibalit: 1 ns -ap,,vlno aamo. vl--f:;
- sfik V- Ty .-.sisrTVP -i t ,