Columbia democrat and star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1867, June 20, 1866, Image 2
DEMOCRAT & STAR. 3 TT. H. JACOBT E. B. IKELEH, EDITORS. BLCD5SBERG, WEDNESDAY, JliXE ID, 1866 a M. FrrranoiLL fc Co- 37 Park Row New York are duly authorised to solicit and receive subscrip tions and advertising for tbe Vtnttcrmt f Star, pub lisbsd at Bloomsburg, Columbia county. Pa. . FOR GOVERNOR, HON. WESTER CLYMER, ' or BERKS COUNTY. . The Sullivan Coal Field. The extensive coal fields of Sullivan Co. are likely soon to be opened up to market The Money Creek Railroad from Halls basin about four miles above Muney, is already graded a distance of eight miles,and will, at the rate the work is now progressing, be fin ished for a distance of twelve miles by the first of next month. II. It. Merhling Esq., the gentlemanly proprietor of the stage line, is superintending the work in an able manner and has high hopes of its early completion. Many of the ties are already on the ground, and the timber for the bridges oyer the en tire line is already prepared for building. The Road when completed, will run from Williamsport, through Hall's basin to Hughesville, and thence up Muncy Creek to Laporte and Dushpre where it connects with another road to run out by way of Towanda to "Waverly on the line of the New York and Erie. There is also a charter for a road to run from Rupert, across by Hughesville to connect with the Muney creek road which will make Hughesville a town of some impor tance as a railroad center. Messrs Mylert. President of the Muncy Creek Railroad, and Hon. George D. Jackson, are perhaps the heaviest among.the land-holders of that re gion, amd are laboring with great energy for the development of the immense wealth which lies hurried in the mountains of that counfy. Aside from the coal, iron and cop per, there are vast tracts which are valuable lor bark and timber, all of which the new road will open up to a lucrative markets "We shall rejoice to see these works completed, believing in addition to the benefit it will confer upon deserving men, that it will also greatly promote the public good. North 'd County Democrat. We would also inform the public, that it ia now positively certain that a large vein of coal has lately been discovered in the North - western part of Columbia County, which in addition to the iron and copper, will be reach ed by the branch road which is intended to run from Rupert to Williamsport, up Little Fishingcreek via MiUviHe, Muncy and Hughesville, at the same time forming a connection with the Muncy Creek Railroad. An outlet for these beds of coal, iron, and copper as well as the vasts regions of trade and timber b' now imperatively demanded .and must jsoon be obtained. The route up .LitO Fishingcreek Las, by survey, twice been f?ovea to be natural and easy, and the already', vast amount of business done along :thia route, with the late important discover- ieswhich portend great consequences ia fu ture have caused Rail Road Companies, and the-'people from great distances along this rouW, to become intensely interested in the building of this road. We hope they will not lag in the good work until it is accom plished. . Breckinridge, Chief-Justice Ta ney and the President. Th"e Richmond Ternes, noticing the report that Judge Underwood's jury had found in indictment against John C. Breckin ridge, uses the following language respect ing him : "We doubtlf, saying and excepting Gen eral Lee, there is a single Confederate leader more endeared to the hearts of the South era people than John C. Breckinridge. There is scarcely one whose influence for good among them would be greater in these . troublous times. His hfe has been devoted to his country, and of him that great lawyer and good man, Chief-Justice i'aney, once said that he never knew a purer public aian. Those qualities of heart and soul which ex cited the admiration of, and called forth the remark from Judge Taney, are well known to and fipd response in Andrew J ohnson. It is this fact which excites the apprehension of the Radicals and renders them clamorous for his outlawry and exile. They well know that in John C. Breckinridge the President would find a fast friend and firm supporter in the wise and statesmanlike policy he is pursuing for tkejrestCTartJon of the country. ' ' We indorse let Iry word of the above, most cordially and heartily. The President ought to lose, no time in extending a pardon to Mr. Breckinridge. There is no reason why any discrimination should be made against him, and why he should be treated with spe cial severity. His enemies all admit that he was a chivalrous soldier and garflant gentle man, and that he would be among the last who would ever be charged with, violating or setting at naught any of the rules that gov . em in warfare civilized and enlightened na tions. There ia no reason or justice in that policy which condemns a man of Mr. Breck inridge's talent rand higb position to- exile in another land!, vo one is more willing to accept ia good fiuii th results of the war, in which he bore jkt distinguished a part on the losing side, than' the the late Vice-President of the United States, now in Canada. Hi genius and his ability are . needed at home, which, can ill afford to spare the ser vices of see accomplished a statesman. The angularity f the discrimination against him i3 the mare- marked in it3 injustice that par- dona have- been, freely extended to others, whoweredlstinguished advocates of the right cf State EtccssioQ ; before Breckinridge had left school, and lial entered at all upon the active scenes of life.. True National policy called for their pardon, and it could,- with still more justice and propriety, be. extend ed to universal amnestyy tw Our able and worthy Democratic friends, BsATXON & Ken-edt, of the Amer ican Volunteer, CarUs'lV, purpose pub lishing an iUustrate&carMjypi paper, enti tled The CArcASiAN.'t will be issued weekly after the tth cf July, and will be de 1 voted to the interests of white-labor and the preservation cf the white man's government. "Each number- will be embellished with por traits and comic wood cuts,, all for the fol lowing liberal terms : Single copies, 50ct3., 10 copies, to one address, $4.50 ; 20 copies, 3.00. AH clubs sent to ona address. We Lave distributed seve? J prospectuses in this county and we ur-e our friends to give it a liberal support. It 13 a-- ood undertak " 7 s-i verity cf e-cctsa Liczt. rIas3 Convention. We received a notice a few days Binco "re questing us to attend a Mass Convention of the Democracy of Eastern and Central Penn sylvania to be held inthe city of Reading, Berks County, the home of oar candidate for Governor, Hon. Hiester Clyster, on Wednesday, the 18th day of July, 18C6, for the purpose of opening the Gubernatorial campaign, and to reaffirm and endorse the principles contained in the following platform adopted by the Democratic State Conven tion, held at Harrisburg, on the 5th of March last : Resolved, That the States, whereof .the people were lately in rebellion, are integral parts of the Union and are entitled to rep resentation in Congress by men duly elected who bear true faith to the Constitution and law3, and in order to vindicate the maxim that taxation without representation is tyr anny, such representatives should be forth with admitted. Resolved, That the faith of the Republic is pledged to the payment of the National debt, and Congress should pass all laws nec essary for that" purpose. Resolved, That we owe obedience to the Constitution of the United States (including the amendment prohibiting slavery,) and under its porvisions will accord to those emancipated all their right3 of person and property. Resolved, That each State has the exclu sive right to regulate the qualifications of its own electors. Resolved, That the white race alone is en titled to the control of the Government of the Republic, and we are unwilling to grant to negroes the right to vote. Resolved, That the bold enunciation of the principles of the Constitution and the policy of restoration contained in the recent annual message and Freedinen's Bureau veto message of President Johnson, entitle him to the confidence and support of all who respect the Constitution and love their country. Resolved, That the nation owes to the brave men of our army and navy a debt of gratitude for their heroic services in defence of the Constitution and the Union ; and that while we cherish with a tender affection the memories of the fallen, we pledge to their widows and orphans the nation's care and protection. Resolved, That we urge upon Congress the duty of equalizing the bounties of our soldiers and sailors. Another Brooks and Sumner Caning Case. It appears that on the 11th inst., in the Lower House of Congress, Mr. Grinnell, of Iowa, in a speech, provoked and insulted General Rousseau, of Kcntucky,by speaking of General Rousseau's military services as "all pretence of the merest mockery a mere blowing of his own horn ;" and as "a fellow who had a quarrel with a colored barber again as "whining off with a woman's plea, taking refuge underfeminine skirts," talked of him as "assuming the airs of a Peacock" and called him "abuttoned-up Generalstand ing six feet in his boots," ic, &c, which most assuredly is something more than one could expect a Kentuckian p meekly endure. General Rousseau, after waiting three days for an appology, .which he had under stood was to be sent, on last Thursday, re plied to Mr. GrmneH's assault, by a vigorous caning of his person outside of the House. The opinions of the press varj' very much on this subject, but we must confess that the following from the New York Evening Post meets our views on the matter. "We did not think it right to pass over in silence the extraordinary scene on Monday last, in Congress, between Mr. Grinnell of Iowa, and Mr. Rousseau of Kentucky. We sharply rebuked Mr. Grinnel for the inde cent and unparliamentary language he used, and praised Mr. Rousseau for his composure and self-possession. It seemed to us that "he acted, under extreme provocation, like a true gentleman ; and no bravery in battle ever raised him higher in the esteem of re spectable men" than the composure with which he bore the unparliamentary and in decent language of Mr. Grinnell." It seems now that our praises were thrown away upon a person who has as little regard for the proprieties and decencies of life as Mr. Grinnell, and whose conduct yesterday, deliberate, because three days after the of fence was given, is as offensive and intolera ble as Mr. Grinnell'?. People would have made some excuse for Mr. Rousseau if. stung by the insulting language of Mr. Grinnell, he had committed some indiscretion at the time, and under the excitement of the mo ment. JJnthesat composedly and hslencd to his reviler on Monday, nursed his wrath until Thursday, and after seventy-two hours, deliberately and in cold blood committed a gross breach of the peace, the less excusable, as a lawmaker ought not also to be a law breaker. On Mondny evening General Rousfcau had gained the admiration and good will of all respectable and honorable men. and by his judicious conduct put Mr. Grinnel! fatally in the wrong. Yesterday he came down to a level with his antagoni.-t, and by a gross and inexcusable breach of the pcaoe committed within the bounds of the Capitol, not only forfeited the. respect of law abiding men. but justly incurred the loss of his seat in Con gress, which he has dishonored by his vio lence." Keep Your Discharges. Gov. Curtin having signed the bill disfranchising non reporting drafted men, and the Supreme Court not having determined the constitu tionality of the act of Congress of March 3, 1864, (upon which decision the validity, of the State law restsO it is essential that all honorably discharged soldiers should pre serve their discharge papers, and that all persons who were enrolled for the draft and secured exemption for any and every cause, should preserve the papers furnished them by the boards of enrollment. All those papers will have to be preserved with scrupulous care, because it is likely, (and proper enough too, that all persons who were enrolled or who have been in ser vice will be required to show their qualifica tions as electors. It will be very annoying and irritating, no doubt, especially to vete rans who have served their country faithfully during the war to be compelled to submit to the same drawbacks and annoyances so long endured by naturalized citizens, but there can be no help for it if the Disunion-shoddy-Republican bill goes into operation. The soldiers must thank the "soldiers' friend" and the Disunionists of the last Legislature for all the trials and tribulations to which thev will be subjected. Preserve the papers and discharges. A Nevt Assessor for this District. PrP.slHpTlt. .TnVinann Vina nrrAiA fl A fdrcw J. lulton, of Yorkr Assessor of Inter- u;u xwjvenue ior tnis i,tne stn, ) lhstrict, in - , 7 . 7 "uiviiKlj 1CU1UI- heu.. 1 CIS IS an. excellent and MirliniVma or fcs.urwv ja w i iu t . .li 1 1 ,1 i . iiiviiriinnur Tfi v fr pointmen Col Fulton being a man of capac ity and merit Let the good work go on un til every disunionist is ousted from office President Johnson is "still in the field," an the Rump Congress must get out of the Then an d Now. ' When Andrew Johnon first became Pres ident, the Disunionitts declared that for some wise and good purpose Providence had removed his predecessor, and called him to the Executive chair. Since, however, his course has not proven to be in consonance with their blood-thirsty, plundering antici pations, Andrew Johnson is only President by accident. As a nam pie of the many speeches and sermons which were delivered throughout the country, on the death of Abraham Lincoln,in which the radicals mod estly claimed exclusive proprietorship in every Providential occurrence, we quoter a few sentences from a sermon preached by one Rev. Crane, in Hartfoid. It reads strange ly in the light of subsequent events. The Rev. gentleman said : - " But it is possible, it is more than possi ble, that just these qualities unfitted him for the final settlement of this conflict. There was danger that he would'subordinate his executive functions to his personal sympa thies ; that he would forget that God had placed the sicord of retributive justice in Ms hands to be used ; than he would feel that the traitors had suffered enough alreadj'.and needed no further punishment; that he would even pardon Davis and Stephens, and Johm son and Lee, if they should come into his power. He was drifting in that direction, and most of us were drifting with him. If he was in danger of this mistake, then his work was done, and therefore (Jod translated hiui.havingso nobly done,to glory. But Andrew Johnson, a man of nerve has had his heart under the iron heel of this re bellion. He appreciates treason". His sense of justice is paramount, to his tender sensi bilities. He noils a double-edged and keen edged gword, which reaches to the souther most point of Florida. Therefore I believe that God raised him up to bring this rebel lion to the consummation of just retribut'utft. It is not private revenges that he will wreak, but the vengeance of God, whose annointed minister he is. And so God has given him to the nation when the nation, needed him. And we will lift our reverent eyes to heaven to-day, and gazing through our tears, sav, "Thou doest all things well." The nation will understand ere long that the dark Providence ot last Friday niffht was a mer ciful Providence. Andrew Johnson is the Joshua whom God has a ppointed to consum mate the work which our dead Moses so no blj' commenced." Now it is rather a remarkable fact that in all the "loj-al" pulpits of tha l ;n 1 there i- to-day scarcely a -ingle pi aye:- oK'o;v.l ; in behalf of this Jo .dru:i who wx3:oLm1 th" nation to its 1 in J of promise. As soon a Andrew Johnson showed to the world that he was no blood-hound, the "lo-al'' preach ers quit praj'ing for him. They refuse to take anything in their sac-red hands which has not the smell of blood on it. What a gloriously consistent record they arc making for themselves i A Startling Exposure. It will be remembered that at the trial of the accomplices of Booth, befi jrc a military commission at Washington, on the charge of complicity with the tsassination of Pres ident Lincoln, a certain James B. Merritt was the principal witness for the Govern ment. On his testimony Mrs. Surratt was convicted and hanged, und on his testimony it was shown that Jefferson Davis, C. C. Clay,and Geo. N. Saunders were directly im plicated in the assassination. To outsiders the testimony of this man Merritt read strangely at the time of the trials. His statements did not appearreasonable. Mrs. Surratt's daughter, after the execution of her mother, pronounced them utterly false from beginning to end ; and so indignant was Clay when he lieard what this witness had said, that he voluntarily surrendered himself to the government authorities and a.-ked for a trial.. Davis and Sauuders too pronounced his testimony perjury. Indeed his entireJ story before the illegal military court had the appearance of manufactured testimony. It now appears that this villaiu's evidence was perjured from beginning to end. He has recently been before the Committee on the Judiciary, of the House of Representa tives, and hisexamination thereshowed that his testimony in the trial of the conspirators was totally void of the truth; that he really knew nothing connecting any persons with transactions not recognized by the usages of war; that his attempt, to connect Davis, Clay, Saunders, and others with the assassi nation of Lincoln w-as a pure fabrication. One very remarkable fac t was elicited in his examination wherein he admitted that the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stantonj had paid him between five and six thousand dol lars for his services as a witness before the Military Commission which tried the conspi rators. This was the pitiful price of his in famy.Such is the testimony upon which Mrs. Surratt, Harrold, Atzeroth and Payne were hanged, and Mudd, Armld, O'Lauphlin and Spangler, were imprisoned on the Dry Tor tugas. Out of the mouth of this man, who sold his soul to Stanton and the Devil for five thousand dollars, a Republican committee are trying to establi.h the complicity of Jef rerson Davis with the assassination of Abra ham Lincoln. With Stanton to sulborn the witnesses at five thousand dollars a head there is no telling what t hey may not be able to prove. This is but a specimen of the course pur sued by this fiend Stanton to wreak his ven geance upon his jolitical foes. All over the country he organized his military Courts to convict, and then bought up the perjured witnesses who swore their victims to the scaf fold or into prison. Exchange. Death of Gen. Cass. Hon. Lewis Cass, disdon the 17th inst., at his home in Detroit, aged nearly 84 j-ears. The honorable career of Mr. Cass is well known to most of our readers. We have not room to give an extended notice of his course through life. , When 2'j years old he was a member of the Legislature of Ohio; wa? afterward appoint cd marshal of the State by Jefferson ; served as a colonel in the war with Great Britain, and rose to brigadier-general iu the regular army; was general Harrison's aid at the battle of theThamej ; was ma I ; G,. r::or of Michigan J y Madison, and hail a w r ful influence in harmonizing and rf gu'a ing our Indian relations ; wa.s made Secretary jof War by Jackson "in 1S31 ; elected to the United States Senate in 1845 ; resigned and ran as the Democratic candidate for Presi dent in 1848 ; re-elected to the Senate in 1849; appointed Secretary of State by Buch anan, and finally returned to private life by resignation in December, 1 SCO. A German Democratic State JPaper. It is with pleasure that we announce the completion of arrangements to issue weekly from this city a German Democratic State paper. Mr. J, George Ripper, late editor ana publisher of the Pittsburg Demolcrat, has undertaken the arduous task? and we hope our German friends throughout the State will give it the proper support, both in subscription and advertising. It will be call ed the "Pennsyxyanische Staats Zeit- UNO- ' The first number will be issued in about twp weeks. Orders for subscription or advertising left at the office of the Patri ot and Union" will receive attention. Pa t and Union. The trial of Jeff. Davis has been post' poned until December. His release is con- . ,2 J., , jk.JJ J . The Ten per Cent Tax. There are so many incorrect statements made about the tax that will be imposed on the issues of banks organized under State laws, paid out by banks on and after the 1st of July, I860, that it is important for every business man to understand the law. The Act of Congress, of March 3d, 18G5, reads thus: Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That every National Banking Association, State Bank, or State Banking. Association, shall pay a tax of ten per cent, on the amount of notes of any State Bank or State Banking Association paid out by them after the 1st day of July, 18GG. It will be noticed that the tax is imposed only on banks paying out other notes than those of National Banks, or United States legal tenders, and that in no case can the tax be imposed on individuals, merchants, bro kers or agents, (other than Banks) paying them out, or using them in their business. The circulation of the notes of State banks among individuals, is in noway interfered with by this Jaw. Holders, of these notes need not be under any apprehension of any loss by the ten per cent, tax imposed, as Banks alone are subject to that penalty for paying them out after the time specified in the law, for as some of our cotomporaries re mark, there will really be no tax at all on State bank circulation, because no one but banks are taxed for paying them out, and they will not under the penalty; Private bankers will spring up throughout the coun try, and will buy up from brokers, the bills of the State banks, and use them as circula tion for the jieople, while the iState banks will cTose up, to some extent, after providing for the redemption of thier notes when re turned to their redeeming agent. We think that the effect of this will be that le:S de posits will be made with tanks, and more with private bankers and banking officers, who are left free to recive and pay out State bank notes. Shrewd bankers see this, and already some changes have been made, or rather, banks closed (both National and State) and private banking offices opened in their places ; and doubtless many more chan ges will occur of the same kind, as very good reasons exist, for the changes, which are, that by closing the banks the' avoid heavy taxes which the States areattempting toim- Iioso on both National and State ; a.s private ankersth"y are not liable to a tax on the currency they pa out, but are left free to re ceive ami pay out State bank notes ; and now 'bat the Tanking business is less profitable t!i !-i for the punt feT years, these considera tions have weight. Petersons Ji'kNote List. Breakers Ahead ! " An old Republi can" writes the following to the Pittsburg Commercial the leading Republican paper of that city : "Will the Convention follow Stevens. Sum ner, Wade, Butler and Schurz ; or the Pres ident, Seward, Stanton, Grant and Sherman ? If the counsels of the former are to be adopted, and their principles incorporated into the party creed, it will not be very im portant who should be nominated for the. legislature or county offices. The ticket will be doomed to defeat from the day it shall be made! If the teaching and advice of the latter be received and followed, we shall have peace, union, strength and suc cess. '' We cannot succeed tins Pall on the Re construction Committee's plan. We do not deserve to succeed on such a platform. Wc can succeed if Congress will, without delay, admit the loyal members elected from Ten nessee, Arkansas and other States, to seats in that body, excluding all who have been disloyal and traitorous. AVe cannot defend ourselves for excluding loyal men, on any satisfactory ground. Ect not the cum in rj Convention repeat the insane folly of the Harrisburg &(ate Convention." The Ladies' Friend for July. Tlie July No. opens with an unusually handsome and suggestive engraving called "The Dis tressed Bachelor." In the Fashion Plate, tasteful and attractive as usual, is a charm ing bridal dress. Then there is a wood cut of many piquant faces illustratins "The Hair, "The Pointalide Veil," "Zouave Jacket," and a plate consisting of seven figures of la dies and children, showing the newest and prettiest of the Summer Fashions. Music "Idora Schotti.vh." Among the stories arc "The Distressed Bachelor ; "Pauline Beranger's Story," by Una Locke ; the con clusion of "Sybil Ainsworth," bv Harris Byrne; "Tlie boy and the Man," by Aunt Alice ; and an interesting biographical sketch ot laciame J toiand. called ortli by some re profusely illustrated: and in the Editor's De partment are Book Notices, Receipt--, meet ing the wants of the season, doeri prions of rash:ons, c. Price 2.50 a3-ear; 2copies$4 O) ; 8copics (and one gratis) $1C. Specimen numbers will be tent for 15 cents. Addro-s Deacon & Peterson, 319 AValnut Street, Philadelphia: Conn ecti c lt. Since the Democrats of 2S ew Haven have carried the city election, by more than eleven hundred majority, and have obtained a tie vote in the Common Council, which, by the casting vote of the Mayor,enables them to appoint a City Judge, whose politics harmonize with the eleven hundred majority, the Republicans have dis covered that the law; which their friends passed by the last legislature, giving crimp nal jurisdiction to the Judge, is a most fla grant violation of the Constitution ; that the Judge appointed under this law of theirown making, is nothing but an usurper, and all his acts under the enlarged powers are void, and good for nothing. And yet, the law was made by two Republican lawyers, 3Iessrs. Foster and Harrison, then representing New Haven, and neither they, nor their political friends, ever intimated the slightest consti tutional objection to it, till nowT , An Extra Session of the Legis lature. D appears from the intimations had from And -e-r. Curtin that the Legislature will be called together soon to adopt or reject certain amendments to the Constitution, which were passed by two-thirds of the present Rump Congress. These amendments carry with them the curse of negro suffrage and negro equality with the whites in civil and xhtical rights. This question the disunionists dare not al low to go to the people. Tlie present Legis lature therefore must act on the matter, no difference if they -were elected at a time when no issue of the kind was before them or ever dreamed of. The disunionfsts cannot afford to let the issue come before the people this fall.- It will be at a heavy expense to the- tax payers if the Legislature is called together. But what does Curtin'care for the poor peo ple who twice ' elevated him to his present position? Nothing. The next Legisla ture could do the work without the addi tion of a single cent to the regular expenses. We will have a word more in our next- General McOeUanleTPPetgdigraq cent discoveries. 1 he poetry is by Maggie C. Pyburn, Kmilv lister Leish Una Locke, ;T. T. Tutwiler, J. C: T., and others. The Toilet Noveltiesand Work Table are as usual The La Crosse Democrat Brick Pomeroy's Reply to the Cin cinnati Commercial The As sassination of Lincoln. We did thank God for callinc Lincoln home. It' Lincoln is in Heaven, as Aboli tionists say, he is better off than he was in Washington. be.ct bv thieves. Abolitionists. army contractors, office-seekers and gaping listeners to his smutty jokes. As a friend of Lincoln we thanked God for calling so great and good a man home before he should be come disgusted with the Annas, the Janes, the lhaudeuses, the Jienjamins, the rreds. the Charleses, and others of the God and Morality party. AVe thanked God for calling Lincoln into the presence and company of Democrats, as he is if in Heaven. The poor President suffered enough from bein? with Abolition ists on earth, and we thanked God for call ing him beyond their reach or influence here or hereafter. Whatever is, is right God, who rules us all, wanted Lincoln removed He made Booth His aent; no one but God is to blame for Lincoln's death. God is never to blame : we, who are Christians, should thank Him for everything ; we do so thank Him ; he who docs not thank God, is no Christian ; those who assail us are no Chris tians. We believe the country is better off now than when Lincoln was alive. We believe more in statesmanship than in nigger songs, or in humorous yarns in time of war. We believe Lincoln was a mere man of putty in the hands of traitors and thieves, known latterly .as Abolitionists. We believe God saw that he was not use ful, even if ornamental, and removed him to make room for a better man. We believe Johnson is a better man than Lincoln if he has not been, surely the Republican party would not have gone nut of the Union for a candidate for 4ie Vice. J reside nni, u tcn thni had so many nood. pure, honorable statesmen in the North! u e relieve me country wouiu ue oetcer off to-day, if every Republican and Aboli tion traitor, meddler, sycophant, apoloirist, thiei, traitor, or tool ot traitors, were in the bosom of Abraham. We-believe, further, that the Abolition party is going to the devil, literally, and wc do not care how quick. And we still further believe that Unck Pomeroy has more true friends in the coun try than Lincoln ever had that we do not care the snap of a finger for the good or ill opinion of all tlie Abolition editors in the land that we shall edit this paper ju.-t as we see fit, and do what not one of our as sailants dare do tell the truth without fear or favor. La Crosse Democrat. . Communicated. Associate Judges. Editors Democrat and Star : Inasmuch as there are several candidates already in the field, for the ofhee of Associate Judge, and believing that the people, as yet, are not committed to any one man, but still hesita ting and waiting, in order to choose the best and most deserving; we, therefore, after much consultation with, and encouragement by the people, ask you to introduce to the Democracy of this count, the name of John C. Doty, Esq., of Benton township, as a very suitable man for that position. He has never been an office-seeker, has al ways been an unflinching Democrat, is emi nently qualified for the office, and his charac ter is unimpeachable. We are not certain that he can be induced at this time to ak the office, but as he is a patron and reader of your very estimable paper, we take this means of informing h'uu of the wishes of Many Democrats. Pnwii.iMPT Gnv. Pur-tin rrrrmrb paid a hish compliment to the Court and Jury of Schuylkill county. Benjamin Ban- nan, publisher ot the Jhners Journal, m that count-, was recently indicted for libel ; the alligation bein.ir in substance that Ban nan, in his paper had made charges of gross corruption against the judicial officers of that county. Judge Elwell, of" this Judicial Dis trict, was called to Schuylkill to try the case. The jury, upon one trial, convicted the pris oner. The compliment of Gov. Curtin con sists in this : that he was convinced before hand of the guilt of Bannan, and that jus tice would be done him by a Jury of his Peers. The Governor, therefore, prepared a pardon before hand for his favorite Ban nan, and after the Jury had brought in a verdict of guilty, the pardon was produced in open Court, and Bannan walked out, to the admiration of himself and shoddy in general, and to the amazement of the lovers of justice. An excellent exemplification of the dis crimination of the '"model Governor." He knew before hand that Bannan was guilty. Com. General News Items. Tlie annual fair of the Pennsylvania State Atrricull ural Society will be held at Kaston, on tlie2.th, l2Gth,27th, and26tli, ofSeptcni bcr next. A larce mcetine: of the friends of Presi dent John.son was held at Cumberland, Maryland, on Saturday evening. Addresses were delivered by Honorable Montgomery Blair and Captain Frank. Gallagher, of Bal timore. The Conference of the African M. E. Church, now in ses-ion in Washington City, excluded all rejoreers for the press except the one representing Forney's Chronicle. Right ; white men have no business in a nig ger meeting. A newspaper correspondent, who has traveled over several hundred miles in Penn sylvania, Delaware and Maryland, reports that, excepting, perhaps one field in twenty five, wheat is in a fine condition. Forney is exercised because "Johnson is removing the present officers of the Freed nien's Bureau and appointing heartless mil itary officers !" Isn't that "abusing the sol diers?" The Florence ( Alabama) Journal reports that while negro troop's were passing by rail theylnihaved in a most outrageous manner, firing guns and exhibiting other b:irbaroi- conduct. Mrs. Oswald King, while stand ing at her door, was hot in the hand and arm. The Suiibury Democrat says that it is re ported that Col. Eli Slifer,of LewUburg, has declared in favor of Hon. Hiester Clymer for G overnor. We hope it may prove to be true. Returns have been received from about one-third of the maple sugar manufacturers of Vermont showing a production of 11,970 pounds nearly 56 tons. At 15 cent per pound, it is worth SI 0,793. . There is news from the interior of Geor- fda that agricultural products have been ncar y ruined by late heavy rains. The wheat crop is a failure on account of rust. Great destitution prevails, and hundreds of fami lies are destitute of food. It is announced that the official infor mation of the intention of tlie Emicrorof France to withdraw his troops from Mexico has created a profound (sensation in that country. The Liberals are rejoicing greatly over the matter, but the adherents of Max. are downcast, and fear that it forebodes the downfall of his empire. There are rumors afloat in the city of Mexico that Max. contem plates abdication before the entire French contingent is withdrawn ; but upon this sub- SPECIAL NOTICES. ALL MAY MARRY HAPPILY. IRRESPECTIVE of wealth, ape or beaaty ; anil the love of the oppo.itn iei can be gained by follow ing simple rulea. 8tid a directed, envelope to MIDAMKM4KY PERRY. June. 13, 'CG. 3ui- Elation II. Hitlle Housdt N. Y. LOVELY GIRLS and FESTIVE BOYS, SEND an adrlreed envelope and 25 centa and I will gendytu amne valuable information thai will pleace you. Adrireas Mi JANB BUY A V June 13, "CO -3m, Station A. 129 Spring a- . N.Y. THE GLORY OF MAN IS STRENGTH. rpHE Glory of Man is Strength. 'A Qantlcinan who 1 siitTered for yearn from Nervous and Genital Debility. Nightly Emiaiona, and Seminal Weakness, thu result of youthful indiscretion, and came near endinr his days in hopeless misery. wi 'I. for the sake of suffering man, semi to any one afflicted, the sim ple means used by him. which effected a curein a n few weeks, after the failure of numerous medi cines. Svnd a directed envelope, and it will rostyou nothing Address JOHN II. OUKEN. June J3. 'i;6, 3in. No. 13 Chambers el., N. Y. THE Mason & Hamlin Cabinet Organs, forty dif ferent styles, adapted to sicred and secular luuftc.for $30 to $t.00 each. FIFTY-ONE GOLD or SILVER MED VLS. or other first premiums, awarded them. Illustrated Ca a log ties free, Addre a, MASOV Ac. IIAMLIN, Boston, or MASON BROTHERS, Nw York. Jan. 6, 1SGC Sep. 9. 'C5. ly. 8.M.P. . TO DRUNKARDS. A reformed inebriate would be happy to commu ni cate (free of charge) to as many of his fellow-beings as will address liiin. very important and uscfal in formation, and place in their hands a sure cure for the love of Strong Drink of any kind. Th is infor mation is freely offered by one who has narrowly es caped a drunkard's grave. Address, . SESU B. HENDERSON. No. 9 Broad Street, New York. March 2S, 1306. 3in. ERRORS OF YOUTH. A gentleman who suffered for years from Nervous Debility, Premature Decay, and all the effects of youth ful indiscretion, will, for the sake of suffering hu inanity, send free to all who need it, the recipe and directions for making the simple remedy by which l.e was cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by the adver. User's experience, can do so by addressing JOIJV B. OR DEV. No. nrhambers tt, New York, Feb, 28 1SG6. ly. 8.M.P. STRANGE BUT TRUE. Every young lady and gentleman in the United States can bear something very much to their ad van tage by re urn mail (free of charge.) by addressing the undersigned. Those having Tea's of being humbugg ed will oblige by nut noticing this card. All others will please address their obedient servant, TIIOS. F CHAPMAN. 631 Broadway, New York. Ftb. 23. 18C6 ly.S M P DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, And Catarrh, treated with the utmost success, by J. AM S,V D: Oculist and Aurist (formerly of Ley. den, Holland.) No. 519 PlE Stuet. PIIILAD'A Testimonial, from the most reliable sources in the City and Country can be seen at his office. The med ical faculty are invited to accompany their patients, as be bas no secrets in his ptactice ARTIFICIAL EVES, inserted without tais. No charge lor exam ination. April 25. I8C6.)y, LOVE AND MATRIMONY. Ladies and gentlemen. i( you wish to marry, ad dresn the undersigned, w ho will send you. without ino .ey and without price, valuable information th:tt will enable you to marry happily, irrespective .of age. wealth orb' auly. This information will co-U yeu nothing, and if you wih to marry, I will checrlu'ly assit you. All letters strictly confidential. Th s de sired information sent by return mail, and no reward asked. Address SAK AH B. LAMBERT. Grecnp Jiat, Kings Co., New York. June C, ISno 3.U, AN EXTENSIVE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION or Fianos, Melodians, Gold and Silver Ware. i now going on at the salesroom of REED Sc. BRO.. 34 Liberty Sireet . N. V. These goods are sold at 1 WO DOLLARS EACH. Regardless of Value. Send TWENTY-FIVE Cent for one numbered Notice, or ONE DOLLAR for SIX, The number of each No tice corresponds with the number u Feme art cle of goods, winch will be fcni on recei pt of $j Tlie money will be refunded ifthe goods do not give sat isfaction. Airenu make TWEN I' Y-FI V DOLLARS PER WEEK. Send for a Circular. Office: P.O. BOX. 51V. 34 Liberty St. NV7 YORK. May 9, ltfoo: 3m. TO CosrMPTATivEs. The advertiser having been restored to health in a few weeks by a very sim ple remedy, after having suffered several years. with a severe lung affection, and that dread disease. Con sumption is anxious to make known to his fellow sufferers the means of cure To all who desire it.he wi'l send a copy of the pre scription used.ffreeot Charge, with the directions lor preparing and using the same, which they will find a sure core for Consumption, Akthuiy, Bronchitis.Colds Coughs etc The onl) object of the advertiser In sending the presciiption is to benefit the afflictej.and spre td information which heconceives to be invaluable nd he hopes every sufferer will try bis remedy, as it will cost them not hmg. and may prove a les-lng. Parties wishing the prescription, free, by return mail, will please address Rev. E. A. WILSON, W'illinintbnrg KingsCounty. Feb. 2, leC6. ly. S.M. P. New-York, fPhe Grovesteen PianD Forte S r , 1 1 r . , t i rt a I a hrnrAitiiM.a trA smal nrtnu 1 a M t V - and after undergoing gradual improvements for a pe riod nl thirty vears. is now nrono in :ed bv the munir.al world to he unsurpassed an I even une-malled in rich rfens.vnlnnie nml nuritv of tolie.dnrnhilitv and rhean ness- Our new sculc, trench action. harp pedal, iron frame, over-strung bass, seven oc tavo rosewood pi ami. we are Helline fhninpr tkV from ftlllll to AJllO than the same si; le and fininb are sold by any other first-class makers in the country. Dialer and all in want of rnotl nianos are invited to sen. I for otir lie- eriptive Catalogue, which contains photographs of our different styles, together with prices No one s iiouiu pun nase a piano wunoui seeing mis i iu inirit. TJ1at l nltiiiwt v-itlimii mtriihr liave li.in awardou to the Grovesteen I'lino, and the Celebrated Wr.-lJ' frai. thnnffh n , 1 1 ,n fi i, nft t r ft with r,t li.r. I'rniii all parts o f Euruue and tlie CI lt took the Hienei awa u. Established 1A3.5 Grovesteen Co , 4U0 BROADWAY. NEW YORK. July 39. I3W . ti. u. a. &. Co. ALL MAY MAURY HAPPILY, irrespective of wealth, ag, or benuty ; nml the love or the op posite sex can be gained by followint simple rules. !end a directed envelope and sttmp to Madame. I.U t II.LE DEMARUE, Station D, Bible Street, New York City. TH EC LORY OF MAS IS STREXGI II. A gentle man who suflYred for years from Nervous and Geniial Debility, Nightly Emissions, and Seminal Weakness, the result of vouthfJl indiscretion . and came near eniliiif his days in hopeless misery, w ill, for the sake ofsuhVung man, sentloany one a til it I ed, the simple means u-ed by him. which effected a cure in a few weeks after the failure of numvroua inedtrines. Send a directed envelope and stamp and H will coft you nothinc Aitdres. EDGAR 1 REMAIN. K'eth St- N.Y.City LOVELY GIRLS AND FESTIVE BOYS, send an addressed envelope and -J rvnts.auil 1 w ill send you some valuable informal Ion that will please you. Address .11 A It V MOOKE, Nl broad way, N. Y May IS. Itftio. ly. . A BEACON OF HEALTH. The good things of this world have each their ap point' d mixtion. It is the mission of HOSTETTER'S STOMACH HIT TEIIS to j retenl and rciieee a great variety of ail ments . For twelve years it success as a protective and a remedy has been Hhout chek ur drawback. It is strong negative crxdenrt of this f.ict, that the em :ary of thn article as a fpecifir for dyspepsia. biliousness, constipation, ii'-rvoujness, general debilily, and in ttrinitient fevers, his n:ver been questioned. As proof pnnivt of its iufallibi llity In such cases, the statements o ' public men whose names are fa miliar as household words, have Iroin time to time been given to the world. If its reputation it not founded in facts, then truth is a shadow, and the utterances of conscientious cit izens are of no more value than -dicers' oaths." And what is its reputation? Let the progress of its sales antwer the inquiry. Where twenty dozjn bottles of Hostetter's Hitter were sold ia 1655 JSrc hundred dozen are disposed of now. Could public opinion t more significantly e pre-s-eJ than by its unparalleled increase of consump tion I It seems impossible. The preparation has been imitated. Where are the imitators ?- Echo answer, "Where ?" To the -limbo" of things lost on earth they are all eithor gone or going. Peace be with-tbein-1 June SO let6. ln. w OOL CARDING. The subscriber having purchased the well estab lished stand, known as "SAND'S FACTORY," near Rohrrburg. Columbia County, and having put the machinery iu first-rate repairs, is prepared to do in the best manner, and upon the shortest notice. Those favoring brm with their custom may re!jon baring their wort well done. CAN H I DATES' DEPARTMENT. J6ST" Cards at any time before the nomi nationa are made..; ; n $3. 00 Senatorial. LETIL'TATB" of b'odnv township.' we areas tiionsed to announce will be candidate for the nomination of STATE SENATOR in the 15th Dis trict, subject t the usages of.tb Democratic party of Columbia County, nd respectfully solicits the suffVaee of his fellow-Denincrats. . Bloomsburg, June, 13, 1866. Senatorial. AT the earnest solicitation of my Democratic friends in the county ana throughout the district, I have been induced to offer myself as a candidal for the office of STATE SENATOR, subject to the usages of the Democracy of the Diitrict. Light Street. Jiirie 3. fBOO. Senatorial. AT the earnest request of many Democratic friends. I have consented to be a candidate for tba o files' of STATE SENATOR, at the coming election, sub ject to the decision of the Democracy of this county as well as of the District, JAMES S. McNINCH. ' Catawissa, June 13, 18(W. Associate Judget XT" E have been nhthnrizd to announce the name V ofl-VMMH G. ItlCKETTd. of Oranre township f ir the office of A-SOCI TG JUDGE, of the Courts of Colu nhia County, subject to the usage of the nom inating Convention, which will be held ia August next. June 6. 18f6. ' Associate Judge. WE are requested to annaunce in the coin ions of this paper, that Ex Sheriff IRA M DESK, of Tackson townnhip. Columbia County, nffer himsdlf a a rannidate for the effice of ASSOCIATE JUDGE, si"jrt the decision of the Democratic Connty Convention. June li. 1606. ' Associate Judge- HAVING been induced through the earnest solicita tions of my Democratic friends, co allow ray namo to be used in connexion with the office of ASSOCIATE JUDGE of Columbia County, I take this occasion to announce to the Democratic electors that I will be a candidate, subject tob- decision of the Convention. JACOB EVAN J. Crwenwooil, June P, IPfiG. - Associate Judge JN ASMUCH as it hss long been conceded that one of the ASSOCIATE JUDGES should come from the soutn Ride f the river, and through thn uigent request of the Democracy of boib sides of the river, I hav- been induced to become candidate fr re nomination, (at the same time llianking ine Democ racy for past favors.) subject to the decision of the Dc uiocralic County Convention STEPiiEN BALDY. Catawissa, June 13, 18G6. Associate Judge- WE are authorized toannonnce the name ofRfCff A ED FRUIT, of Madtnon township, as a candidate for ASSOCIATE JUDGE, at tbe coming general election, subject to the decision of the Democratic County Convention, which will be nM in August next, and he solicits the suffrage vf hie Democratic lriends. June SO. 1366. Associate Judge, WE have been requested to state that ANDREW FttEA. Eqr.. of Centre township. 'will be a eanilt date for the office of ASSOCIATE JUDGE, at the ensuing general election, subject to tba decision of the Democratic bounty louvention wnn win Le held in August next. June 20 Ileistcr and Recorder. HAVING been warmly urged and encouraged by my Democratic friends throughout thn Cojnty. to b a candidate for REGISTER AND RECOKDER. I hereby offrr myself to the Democratic voters fjr that position, uhjrct to the derision of our Connty i.onvvntion in Augu t nest Should it be tbe pleas, ure f the people to give me thn nomination and election, I will perform the duiies of that office with fidelity and to tbe best of my ability. S A VI EL, ItSTtlAHU. Centre townshi p.Jnne C. 1H06. i:egitei' and Recorder.. TO THE DEMOCRACY OF COLUMBIA COUNTY f f offer my self to tbe Democracy of Columbia Coun. ty, subject to the nominating Convention, for tba office of REGISTER AND RECOKDER, for the en- suing term. And 1 pledge myself to a careful ana prompt performance ul ail the duties. June fi, 18fii. I'rothonotai'v and Clerk of I lie Courts WE have been authorized to announce the name of JESSE COLE WAN as a candidate fr re- nomination and election to the office of PROTHON- OTARY AND CLERK OF THE COURTS, of Colum bia County, subject to the usages cf the Democratic Py- ... tlojiiiour, June U. I?b0. County Coiiriiiissioncr. '"Through the solicitation of mv Democratic friends. 1 I have been induced ti ofT-r myxelf as a camli date for the office of COUNTY COMMISSIONER. suloect to the decision of the Democratic County Convention, which will convene on the 27th of Au - gust next. MONTGOMERY COLE. Bugarlnaf township. June 0, l6u. 7RES1I ARKIVAL V OF NEW COODS. Which are to be told cheaper than ever. If yon want bargains, call at C. IRESTOIVS in ROIIRSBCRG, Columbia Connty, wbere you wilt find a good assortment, well selected. Any article nut of the usual line can be eaaily pro cured, as we have a buyer in the City alt the time. Country Produce, of all Kinds, taken in exchange for Cooda. . C. PRCBTO.V. Ro' rsbur?, May 23, 1806. 1m. f CONCENTRATED FERTILIZER. V J TADE MARK Prepared by WILLIAM ELLIS at. CO-No. 73 Mar k.. . I . n A ..I FOR BUCKWHEAT. 100 pounds per acre. Dampen the Buckwheat in lb" eveninr. let it Uy till morning, mil wl 20 pounds J- .1 D .U.K. n ...... I . . I. . I I A I I . 01 mc reruii&ci i u.suci 111 icc,aua ivw pruau cast t-0 pounds to the acre. The above Fertilizer, for sale by Wm. MeBrldo, White Hall ; John k. Creasy, Catawissa ; James K. Eyer, Bloomsburg ; Parvin Masters. Benton, A. 8. KEdl ER, Cen. Agent. June 13. 1BGG 4L pORKS HOTELS GEQ. IF. HIACGER, Proprietor. The above well known lintel has recently under gone radical changes in its internal arrangement, and its proprietor announces to-hin former eutorr' and the travelling publie that his accommodations for the comfort of his guests are second to none in the country. His table will always be found sup plied, uoloitlt with substantial f.xd, but with all the delic.icics of the sea-ou, Hi wine aad llquorr (except in.it popular beveraee known as 'Melleurj ') purchased direct from t ie importing bouses, are en tirely purs, and free fr in all poisonous drugs. He is thankful for a liberal patronage in the past, and will continue to deserve it in the future. GEOROe. W. M AUGER. June 13. -xf. JEW RESTAURANT, Io Shire'r Building, on Main Strt. WM. GILMOR.E, Informs the citizens of Bloomsburg and vicit.it lat he has opened a New K:STAIJ.RAjVT, in this place, where he invites his old friends and1 customers to rail and partake of his refrebli menu. It is his intention to eep the het LA GER BEER AND ALE, constantly on hand ; AIo. Porter, ftirsaparilla. Min eral Water. Fancy Lemonades. Raspberr' and Lent-' enSyrnps.rnn always be had at his Restaurant, la the eating Irae he presents a EISEi Or RARH not surpassed in this place; viz. Pickled Ots1erC Clams, Sardines Fish, Barbecued Chrt-kerc. Pjfcklii? Tripe and Beef Tongue, Sec, Jrc. He also bis a toodf a. -tide of Cigars and Chewing Tobacco for his customers. C7" Give hiiii a cll. t'looinsburr. June 13. ltiC.- OTICE. NOTICE I hereby given that proposals jh writing' ill be received by the Poor House t'ouimisslonerr from this date until ten o'clock A. M., on tbe tUrd day of June. 1266. for the sale and purchase of a suit'' able farm, for tne erection of iHiildings, under the' provisions of tbe bill for the support and employ inent of the Poor .f Columbia County, The proposals muif be in' writing and most stated specifically : 1st. The number of acres in the farm, 2nd. The kind of buildings and improvements. 3rd. The town snip and ad joiner's, 4th, The price. Proposals may be sent to any one of the Com mis-' si'oners ; and the parties are requeued to attend af the Court House, in Bloomsburg. June S3, 1360 : wltenf the proposals will ie consllered. JOHN K.GROtZ, Blonmsbujg. JOHN A. FUNSTON. Jersey I own, LEWIS YETTER, Catawissa, - JACOB HARRIS. Buckbom KAMUEL BOG ART, Robrsburg, THOMAS CREVELING, Sr., Espytown, . WILLIAM LAMON. Berwick, J ES-E HOFFMAN. Willow Springs. r"' WILLIAM J tirpfffj.