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DEMOCRAT & STAIk
y?. XI. JACOB Y iK.fi, IKELKB, ED ITORS.
ELC02SEURa4TEDiESDlI( JULY. ?;1855-
8. M. PittikoiuIcCo.. 37 rark Row Nesr York
rrsduly authorized to solicit and receive subscrip
tions and advertising for the DtmeertU tear, pub
tithed irt Bloomsbnrg, Columbia county, fa.
HON. MUSTEK CLYMER,
. seeks county.
The National Convention.
Inasmuch aa a special call has been issued
to both parties to take part in the eomlng
National Convention to be held at Philadel
phia, on the 14th of August, setting forth
the nmmber a3 well as the manner in which
the" delegates are to be cLosen ; we deem it
expedient for the Democratic party m.this
Congressional District, to proceed to the se
lection of good and true men, as Delegates,
to represent our party in the Contention.
It is a fact, that the proposed Convention,
which is intended to give the Union-loving
people, from all sections of our country, an
opportunity, of conferring with each other
on the important questions of the Union, ia
opposed by the Radical Republicans. It
may not suit the plans of some of the men
whotill consider the movement a trap to
ensnare Democrats ; but we have already ex
plained, through our columns, why we con
sider this Convention, and the participation
therein by Democrats an advantage, if com
posed of the right tind of men, to the coun
try and the great Democratic party.
We know from a diligent search in our Re
publican exchanges that the Radical Repub
licans who have been ruling our country for
the last six years are opposing it, because it
looks to the restoration of the Union. Be
sides it is a historical fact that the Democratic
party has always supported national men and
national principles, no matter from what
party, or' what section they come. We be
lieve that this movement wiH give great pleas
ure to the people of the Southern States. It
will encourage the now discouraged people
of thd South and give them the grand assur
ance that the great Democratic party, as
well as a goodly number of Conservative
Republicans, are willing to unite with them
in all constitutional measures looking towards
the restoration of the Union. . .
In participating in this action, on the part
f Democrat?, it may Etrengtbea and in
crease the numbers and power of the Demo
cratic partyj and bring the country back
to the old system which carried us safely
through so many days of peril, and secured
for us so many years of peace and prosperi
ty. ' The importance of thi3 Convention af
ter all, must . (legend on the action of the
Democratic party. Let it be successfully ma
nipulated and all will yet be well. Let us
have true men as Delegates.
Our next Candidate for Congress
The question of who shall be the next
Democratic candidate for Congres?, in this
District, seems to give the friends of Ulysses
Mercur, and others, a great deal of uneasi
ness at this time. We admit that we are
not in possession of sufficient information in
the matter as to indicate upon what individ
ual the honor will fall. And it is not the
easiest thing in the world to know, at all
time?, the relative prospects of the different
candidates. As there are several prominent
names already mentioned, by the different
newspapers in the District, and many more
that might be mentioned, we again confess
our inability to say who the man will be.
We" do know, however, of some good men"
who have been frequently and favorably
Fpoken of in connection with the subject ;
but whether these men would accept the
honor, is a question which circumstances will
hereafter determine. We also know, from
consultation with men from other counties,
from the influence from every quarter, from
the very spirit of the press, from every in
dication of the public mindi that in the se
lection of a candidate for Congress, we must
have no man with a long list of ifs and hits
concealed about him. We want a dignified
and . honorable roan, an able debater, one
whd i3 intimately familiar with all- the bear
ings of every important question ; tee must
have a man, a brave, true, outspoken and
unflinching Democrat ; no man will be taken
on trust.- - Let the qnestion as to who our
candidate shall be. be agitated at thecomine
delegate elections, so that the voice of the
people shall not be over-rode by a few polit
ical tricksters. Give us a good man for our
candidate ami with the aid of the Union
ising Repafclicana he will be. triumphantly
2?" In acknowledging our willingness to
cceptr within our party lines, the Conserva
tive Republicans, we take no responsibility
as to their earnest and furious advocation of
the. late war, and the justifying of all its
atrocities; but, allowing them to bear this
responsibility for themselves, w6 re willing
to accept in good faith, and to unite with
Conservative Republicans and W ar Demo
crats, to put down and destroy the wild and
revolutionary party, which is seeking to de
ttroy our republican form of Government,
and to erect upon its ruins a centralized des
potism. Bat, in doing this wc are only
disposed to act irt good faith to our endorse
ment of President Johnson's restoration
policy, to commend him and give him credit
for what he has done in accordance with De
mocracy and the Constitution. , And we do
not intend, knowingly, to sell or be eeid out
by any third party. We -earnestly endorse
him for the position he has taken against
the worst enemies the Republic ever had
and admit that it is good so far aa it goes. ,
rST" In what battles was Gen. Gearx en
gaged iaVkich he fought Ira Yely and re
treated in "good onler Tr Will our 'down
town cotMnporary" give us the information?
The peop'o ?sq. anxio'-s to kcow something
cf hid military record in the late war. As
to his rcarrjl cf the Mexican war, the Frank
lin County I--,
tic-a. . .
3 fcavs given it full veat2a-
. .:: Is it Possible ?
Is it possible, as was suggested to us the
other day by one of -rho oldest, best, and
ablest Democrats 'of the county, i"that the'
great ocean of Democracy -can flow into the
small stream of Conservatism?' 'that the
Mountain can go to Mahomet?" '"that the
shelter can go to the ship?" "that the great
cerulean dome can come down to meet the
easle?" "that the earth can eo un to the
tain?" and that the Democratic parry shal
go struggling out to meet the brave, little
band of Conservative Republicans, wh
they are within reach of safe shelter,-is more
than can reasonably be asked. We have
faith in Aiamrw Jorreso ; we respect him
as President of the United States ; we en
dorse his policy of Union and restoration ;
we have faith in him as a friend to the Un
ion, and wp will support him as long as ho
supports the Constitution and the Jaws;
but, in, order to do this, it is not necessary
that we should haul down the Democratic
flag; or write a different inscription upon our
banner from that under which we have al
ways marched and fought. We object to
follow in the footsteps of the disgraced party
of "great moral ideas" which has always
changed its name to meet every new issue
When an individual wants "to act the rascal
he is very apt to change his name or join the
church. But to forsake our organization,
we have no intention, or inclination. If the
Conservative Republicans arc in earnest in
their opposition to Radicalism, and in favor
of Union, law and order, they will come
eventually to the Democracy and cease their
war on that party. There is no occasion for
the present vigorous efforts to dband the
Democracy ; and the Democrats who favor
the project may live to see the folly of their
ways. The principles and the name which
Democrats have fought for so earnestly and
so long, will not now be given up.
For the past week or two our exchanges
have been filled with accounts of fires fiom
nearly all sections of the country At pres
ent we have a paper beiore us containing
accounts of conflagrations as follows :
In Lawrenceburg, Indiana, "prc-perty was
destroyed by fire on the. 6th inst, involving
a loss of $100,000. In New York, on , the
same day," all the buildings on the North
side of Cherry Street, were destroyed, amount
ing to from $75,000 to $100,000.. Also, at
the sam3 time, the steamer Baltimore was
burned at New Haven, Connecticut. The
steamboat pier was also consumed. The
total loss is said to exceed $500,000. On
the 2d, the Metropolitan Hotel, in Cincin
nati, was destroyed by fire, at noon of that
day, at a loss of over $10,000. Later, on the
5th inst., the manufacturing works of Rogers
& Co., about four miles from Utica, were
totally destroyed by fire, with all their con
tents. This was a fine and costly property.
The loss was about $200,000. A fire is also
reported to have taken place in New Orleans
on the 5th inst, burning the Odd Fellows'
Hall, the most massive and magnificentbuild
ing in the city,, including the furniture, which
was valued at $200,000. There was an in
surance on the procerty of $95,000. There
was, aho, a fierce fir on the 13th, de
etroying the flour mills of J. Bi Brown &
Co., at WilliamsDOTt, together with a large
amount of grain. Loss $30,000; partially
These fires were, nearly all, the work
of incendiaries. And the "way property has
been destroyed of late, we might say one
grand effort was made to burn up the coun
try. In our numeration thus far, we have
not included the terrible fire of Portland,
Maine which was the mo.st terrible and de
structive of all. The major part of this
city was entirely destroyed, completely ruin
ing a large number of her citizens.
Democrats Take Care of Your Chil
dren. The following excellent article, which
we specially commend to our readers, we clip
from the Genius of Liberty, published in
Union town, Pa. :
"Democrats! look to your children. The
ready pens of thousands of writers are now
busy infusing falsehood into their minds con
cerning late events and their cause. All the
channels of literature are filled with their
perversions, prejudices and malignity. If
we expect to preserve a free government, we
mast watch the influences that are brought
to bear upon the minds of the young while
their principles are forming. Discard entire
ly all partisan histories of the war, by radical
writers, unler-s you adopt the better course of
placing" the truth by the side ot them. Take
care that through the false teachings of many
schools, presses and pulpits, your children
be not indoctrinated with the love of central
ized governments, admiration of militaryand
contempt of civil power, and thoroughly im
bued with other radical heresies."
We deem the above to be the very best
and most important advice that can, at this
time, be given to parents. For the last thirty
years a corrupt priesthood, in this country,
has been preaching Abolition tyranny and
negro equality. For the last thirty years, we
say osr Sunday schools, onr pulpits, our
lecture-rooms, our seminaries and institutions
of learning, all have improperly engaged in
disseminating the doctrines of ungodliness,
sectional hatred and negro cqaality. Let
parents attend to this important duty and
guard well their children in the future. '
We are pleased to know that the
, Lewisburg Journal is again on its feet and
among our exchanges. Mr. Levi Sterner
has assomed the editorial responsibilities,
and with the proper encouragement from
the gallant Democracy of Union County, he
will make it a first class country newspaper.
This is only another evidence that the De
mocracy are awakening to their duty,' and
with the untenable position of the disunion-,
ists, we hope that Mr. Ster.nter will he able
to make , the , enemy cry r for quarters.
Charge! Charge II Their oralis of defense
are crumbling, their ranks are scattering,
and they nsnst soon surrender; '' ' .' '
' C57 Louisiana has selected an excellent
set of delegates for the Philadelphia Convention.-
.We have not room- to give their
names, but can. say that they are her ablest
and foremost men, most of whom espoused
the Confederate cause. But when the end
catae, abandoned their attempted fecewnon,
laid down their arms, resumed their allegi
anee to the Government of "the United
States and since that time have been as good
citizens zs Lc comtry can rroauce.
Hon. Charles R. Buckaleiv.
Hon. CHARLE3 Ilw Buokalew, of Penn
sylvania,, is unquestionably a gentleman of
talent 'anil ability,' iiud is one of the ablest
speakers in the United States. We havd
thought however that he has . been too re
served in the very, important. crisis through
which the country :is now passing and that
he has not made thu impress in the shaping
of things as his unquestioned ability would
haie enabled hira to do. Perhaps he has
thought that it woidd be useless to speak and
that speaking would only be sq maaywords
thrown away withoutaccomplishing any pos
itivfl good. We have thought differently.
We have thought, that a word from him in
fovorof the RestoratioH of the States
wito allttIeir Riairrs tJNiMlAiAED,would
have .had .a powerful effect, if not hi Con
gress at least among the people, and would
have had tfce effect also of hying again the
foundations of the Democratic Party anew,
broad and deep oh a rallying point, pon
which it will yet most assuredly achieve suc
cess. But this may have been simply aa act
of omisViorh We are glad however, that
3Ir. Buekalew, has not permitted his name
to appear as an endorsement of the call of
the National Union Convention to-be
held in Philadelphia in August and recom
mend democrats to participate in it Mr.
BccKALEW is too sound a democrat and
knows too well that the Democratic party
has always been and is now the true Union
party of the country, and the only party
which intends and means to restore the Un
ion again upon a basis of perfect Equality of
Rights. lie knows also that the movement
is intended to end in the formation of a new
f arty, and in the entire absorption of the
)emocratic part', together with a complete
obliteration of its name, principles and land-:
mark.. It is doubtless on -this account that
he cannot give it the sanction of his name.
Mr. liL'CKALEW s courso in thi3 matter is
noteworthy and should be a very good guide
post to democrats. Aorrtstoicn Keguster.
, In commenting on the above we arc not
going tocom plain of the doings of Mr. Bcck
alew ; he is responsible to his constituents
for his course ; and is, undoubtedly, in his
way, doing a good work for the Democracy.
But this we do say ; that the men who had
the nerve and pluck to stand by our party
when it was down ; when it was almost on its
knees imploring for help ; when thousand of
deluded soldiers were ordered to charge upon
and destroy us ; when to speak in behalf of
the Democracy and the country was sure im
prisonment, if not certain death; when Sew
ard was ringing his "little bell" for the
hcadsof prominent Democrats ; when tyrants
with mobs icere tearing down Democratic
printing offuxs, and proscribing ami black
mailing Democrats ; when cowards from our
party forsook us for favor and high places ;
when Abolition pimps of every county had
a regiment of soldiers at their command to
"scour" and hound down Democrats in Dem
ocratic counties; when to proclaim j-ourself
a Democrat and in favor of Democratic prin
ciples was to invito to your 'arms a pair of
hand-cuffs, to your legs chains, and to your
breast a bayonet ; yes, ice do say, that the
true men who stood out boldly by their faith,
their organization, and their country, are al
so "good guide posts" for the Democracy at
the present day. Had it not been for such
men a3 Bright and Voorhees, of Indiana,
Johnson, of Maryland, Wall,of New Jerse-,
Seymour and Burr of New York, Pendleton,
of Ohio, Ingersoll, Hughes, Wallace and
Clymer, of Pennsylvania, and hundreds of
other brave, fearless and out-spoken patriot",
the Democratic party would liavc been total
ly disbanded. Men who were willing to sac
rifice comfort, favor, pecuniary interest, and
even their live., if necessary, should not be
disregarded and forgotten now. They have
proved themselves to be the safe pilots of
the great ship of Democracy, and are worthy
of our confidence and support.
Another step towards Centrali
The Rump Congress is making vigorous
efforts to estiblish a National Bureau of In
surance. The puqose, as we understand it,
is to bring under the control of the General
Government all the insurance companies of
the country. They propose to take them
from under the control of the Legislatures of
the States in which they are organized, and
to which they are cow subject. It is simply
another effort to undertake, in this connec
tion, the function hitherto exercised by the
State Legislatures. Nearly every State has
its laws designed to regulate the formation
of insurance companies, and to exact from
the agencies of companies, located elsewhere,
some gurantee for the fulfillment of their
obligations. 'New York has its Insurance
Department so has Massachusetts, Pennsyl
vania and almost every other State, and it is
neither right or politic for the National Gov
ernment to increase its power and multiply
its functions by the absorption of what has,
until now been left exclusively to State con
trol. But, the trutJi of the matter is, this
step of the Rumpr isin perfect keeping with
their constant atterapts at centralization and
Bureauocracy. It is plain that the demon
of centralization is let loose in the Rump
Congress.! If the States and the people de
sire to protect themselves, in any branch of
ocal business, they must hurl from power
those Radical despots now at Washington.
Those familiar with insurance matters, say,
however, that this effort to establish a Bu
reau of Insurance must certainly fail, as it is
absolutely inadequate and absurd. Itis only
another death-blow aimed at State Riphts. ;
We almost ought to sympathize with
some of these poor, miserable Assistant As
sessors in this couaiy, but we don't. It will
go mighty hard for some of them to- bunt
up their "old tools," that have now become
so completely rusted, and scour tliem up once
more for use. The 'stone-hammer," "the
plane," and many other implements of
ike character, will again have to be brought
into their accustomed use. "To the victors
belong the spoils;" and since Clahk has
been declared the victor over Joiin it is nat
ural to etrppo.se that the little offices tcr be
filled by appointments of Clark will be
filled by gentlemen of the Conservative and
Johnson stripe. The Radicals will receive
little favors from tie Johnson office-holders
and deserve less. At the present rate of re
trenchment and reform, in one year more,
the Democrats will have the ofSoes! Andy
Johnson U Tyleriziog rapidly,' The' Aboli
tion rebels are shivering m their boots. ' One
down town, it is reiorted, has nearly shaken
his toe-naila off. ' Keep a tight hold of your
pen, Doctor! and 'come down asy. -You
don't hanr so hih anv more ! ' ' ' '
-The Future Parties. - -
The "disorganixers" are ctively at work
attempting to bnild, the third political party
. in tins country. And while we admire their
platform of-principles, in comparison with
thoso of the Radicals, we cannot see the
practicabili ty of their vigorous efforts to de
stroy the Democratic party. The leaders of
the "disorganizers" arc all from the ranks
of the Abolition-tyranical-stat-S-rights-de-
sfroying party of centralized despotism of
which Lincoln and Seward were leaders, and
are constantly reiterating the assertion that
President Johnson, who is their guide, has
not abandoned one principle contained in the
Baltimore and Chicago platforms. While
we are willing to leave this question with the
"disorganizers" and Radicals, we desire to
say that it is the heighth of folly for the "dis
organizers" to make war on the Democratic
party in order to build up their own.
All the new parties, new organizations, and
new isins, that have ever existed in this
country, have given way before the great
Democratic party, and we are very much
mistaken if the "disorganizers" of the pres
ent day have not committed a gross mistake
in making a charge on the veteran Democra
cy. It has ever been the boast of freemen,
and God grant it ever may be, that the prin
ciples and the name of Democracy are
The elements which compose the radical
party are those which always have been, and
are now, seeking new names and new isms,
and as usual, ere another Presidential cam
paign shall have arrived, Mill be arra3red
against the Democratic party. The "disor
ganizers" are principally those who are fish
ing for, and receiving patronage, and as
Johnson's term of office will soon ex
pire, after which there will be no room for a
third party, we advise every Democrat to re
new his adherence to the ever-living princi
ples of Democracy, and use every -available
means to build it up,rather than tear it down.
Let Democrats who shall participate in the
so-called Union Convention, at Philadelphia,
be prepared to shape its course and its mea
sures for the advancement of the best in
terests of the country and Democracy. - Let
not the name of "Democratic party" be
swallowed up or abandoned, because the "dis
organizers" have assumed to build up an or
ganization upon the Democratic platform of
principles. That the "disorganizers" evi
dently intend to disband and aim directly for
the dissolution of the Democratic party, can
be seen from the tone of their leading jour
nals, among whichisthe Philadelphia Daily
Xeics. It says:
"Radical journals unite with the organs of
the locolbco party in asserting that but two
parties which can have any real force can ex
ist in this country. "Let us therefore admit
that this may be true, and theninquire what
these two parties are to be upon what basis
is each of them to stand?
"We have repeatedly remarked that the
natural division of parties in a republic is
into the supporters aud opponents of an ad
ministration, and it is most probable that we
shall in a little time find the American peo
ple thus divided. Those who believe that
the measures and policy of the administra
tion of President Johnson are calculated to
benefit the whole country, to restore peace
and harmony, atld to lighten the burthen of
taxation, will naturally range themselves
under the banner of the "National Union
party," and those wjio prefer the destructive
measures and policy or the enemies of the
administration will organize under the Rad
Crafty politicians arc very apt to cling to
names which have been popular in former
years, and the opponents of the President
greatly desire to nave the advantage to be
derived from calling themselves the Union
E arty, while some of those who have all their
ves called themselves Democrats are loth
to unite with any organization which has not
that distinctive name. It is certain, howev
er, that those who sustain the President
have taken a name which is proper and sig
nificant. They are organized on the basis
of the Federal Constitution, which is the
only bond of Union; and they support a
really national po!ic while the Radicals
cannot take a name- which will be popular
unless they dopt one whose every utterance
will proclaim them to be political char
latans. The effete Democracy has had but a nom
inal existence for several years past, and
must be eventually dissolved. Its most effi
cient because most crafty leaders have teen
talon into the Radical faction, and the body
of the party without a he;l cannot long ex
ist It has not now any distinctive policy,
and consequently no basis upon which a party
niaj- be erected. Those who have com posed
it will choose between the two new parties
now rapidly crystalizing.
The "Union parry," formed at the com
mencement of the rebellion, and whose only
principle was support of the administration
in the tear for the preservation of the Union,
has been broken up by the action of the Rad
ical leaders in making war upon the Presi
dent because Ik; refused te abandon the plat
form of principles formally enunciated by
the leaders of that party, and aid the faction
ists in revolutionizing the government." .
The Abolition-Disunion party is destroy
ing itself almost as rapidly as if it had taken
a dose of arsenic, "There they go !" "Let
them go!" "Kick them out!" crie3 the
Abolition rarty, at the unfortunate persons
who were ensnared by-their pretended Un
ionism, and who are to-day leaving their
party, or remaining only as objects of suspi
cion. What a pity it is that while they had
the power and were arresting every body,
and every tiling not in accordance with their
wishes and ideas ; while they were chaining,
guarding and imprisoning all opposition ;
what a pity it is, we say, that they did not
build a large box, with a proper lock and
key to it, and Stanton on it, with Seward's
"little bell," (for Seward would not ring for
them now) to ring whenever a member was
suspected of desertion from their ranksy
and have him arrested, put into the box, and
locked up. In fact, we think that in this
county they had better do it yet, bef re
Stanton is kicked out of office, aud while
they yet have a remnant of a party. As
there are but few Radicals left, ft will not
require a very large box, and with the editor
of the Republican to make the selection, we
advise them to pat the entire Republican
party into it anf securely fasten the lid
down. Or, it would be better, perhaps, for
the party to Ix'k up the TitpnUiiytn so that
its loudly expressed fears fchall not produce
a panic- If an army was to go into battle
with a generaf order,' announcing- that the
principal officers had deserted and that the
rank and file are about to desert,- and that
fW wV.Te armv wa3 demoralized, nobody
would expect it to gain a victory. -- The Re
publican party being thus- situated, nobody
expects it to be victorious this Full.
But, as editors, and having some fellow
feeling for the Doctor, we will not further
jest upon what appears to be a solemn mat
ter to the editor of the Republican. How
ever much he may whistle to keep up his
courage, it is well known from the very tone
of his paper that ho sees enemies and de
serters on evcry.hand, and that hosts of men
and journals are eager to abandon the Radical
party. The Doctor, as well as others arc
nearly frightened out of their wits at the
danger they see, but which we foresaw long
That the Republican party are doing no
good for the country, but, by obstinate blun
dering and sectional legislation, arc dragging
us further into the mire, can be proved by
the following extract from one of their lead
ing journals, the New York Evening Post.
It Fays :
The Republican party had the good for
tune to carry a great war to a triumphant
issue, it gained tnercby to itscit a name,
and a moral influence with the American
people, which, with moderately wise man
agement, should secure it power for half a
century. When the war closed, its duty to
it-elf as well as to the country was to heal
as quickly sis possible the wounds caused by
the struggle, to bring the country srecdily
and successfully back to constitutional rule ;
and to see that jatticc was made secure, that
the laws were rigidly enforced, that treason
was made odious, that loyalty was encour
aged in the disaffected region. It was its
duty also, as the party in power, to enforce
the strictest economy in public expenditure ;
to regulate the finances at once on a perma
nent .and sound system; and to adjust the
heavy burden of taxation in Mich manner
that the people could engage freely in those
avocations in which ltahit, training, situation
and circumstances enable them to gain most
easily the greatest returns from their labor,
and to compete most advantageously with
This was the task before the leaders of the
party when Congress met last December.
More than seven months have passed', and
what has been accomplished? It is an un
deniable truth, that Congress has not been
economical; it has not simplified the tax sys
tem ; it has not brought us nearer to specie
payments ; it has tried to pass a tariff which
would compel a great part of the nation from
profitable to confessedly unprofitable employ
ments, cripnle'our commerce, and lessen our
revenue. It has neither encouraged loyalty
nor punished treason. It has tamely seen "a
cabinet minister defy and violate one of its
important laws, and instead of insisting as
is its right, on the enforcement of the laws
already on the statute book, it bas busied
itself with impossible or vicious schemes of
The Geary Leaders attempting
to deprive the People of a
voice in the Government.
The llarrisburg Cameron Telegraph is
usinjr its utmost endeavors to force Gov.
Curtin to call an extra session of the Legis
lature "to adopt" (not to adopt or reject)
the Rump amendment to the Constitution,
so as to secure negro suffrage at the earliest
possible period. It charges that the Gov
ernor was favorable to it before his late visit
to Washington, but intimates that, since his
return from the Capitol, he will give the dis
union crew no ratisfaetory answer upon the
subject It states that a committee of the
leading Geary disunionists called upon him.
about the 4th inst, and applied "the screws"
but got no answer affirmatively or negatively
much to their chagrin and that of the ne
gro organ even though, it is stated, it was
promised that all the negro suffrage aud
equality members had promised to conic to
llarrisburg to do the business at their own
There is no doubt that the Geary leaders
the late speculators in the necessities of
the Government arc willing to promise to
bear their own expenses (which would not,
however, cover one fourth of the cost of the
session) in order to secure the adoption of
that party measure before the voife can
have an opportunity to endorse or condemn
if. 1 he power ami plunder which it is ex
pected they will gain through the disfran
chisement of negroes is considered by them
as more than a sufficient romjnsation for
their personal expenses. In their anxiety
to accomplish their object they do not seem
to care that, if the Rump amendment should
be adopted, Pennsylvania will lose one Rep
resentative in Coneress unless the word
"white is struck from our constitution. Of
course, however State influence and power
is of no consequence to the leaders of a fac
tion whose every effort isdirected to the merg
ing of all the reserved rights of the States
and of individuals in a consolidated -central
despotism to be managed and directed by
When the Legislature (which it is now in
sisted by the Geary leaders shall be called
together) was elected, no amendment to the
Federal Constitution teas in contemplation.
(.Vnseque ntly not a single member of either
branch it competent to represent his people
upon drry amendment. It is highly necessa
ry, in ali questions relating to general public
policy, and more particularly, as in this case,
in a matter affecting the fundamental prin
ciples of Government itself, that the People
should be consulted and their deci-tioa made
the Ixisis of all action. Nearly two years
have elapsed ince some of the State Sena
tors were elected, aifd nearly one year has
elapsed since others of them and all the nieni-'
hers of the lower branch were chosen. Un
der ordinary circumstances few of them
would be re-elected, mid many, in fact have
already been replaced by re-nominations.
These facts make it apparent that the people
look upon the legislators whom it is propos
ed to call together as already dead officially.
They no longer reflect the wishes of their
constituencies, and are not competent to act
for the People. Notwithstanding this, how
ever, the Geary leaders are attempting to
revive that defunct Legislature, and thus
prevent the voters of the State from having
a voire in a fundamental change in the Fed
Are the people prepared for this? Will
they cast their votes for the candidate of a
fiction of plunderers who are wresting away
their rights; insulting their intelligence and
manhood, and attempting to trample them
down into the most iguoble political servi
tude ? We hopeand trust that the freemen
of Pennsylvania have not lost their ancient
jealous care of rights and become ignoram
uses and cravens.
It is to be hoped that Gov. Curtin willhave
sufficient regard for the rishts and preroga
tives of tbe people to enable him to resist
the appeals of Geary and his friends. In
the hqe that he will resist and will not
call the defunct Legislature together, we
enjoin upon the people in every Legislative
and Senatorial district to' select candidates
who shall reflect their views upon the issue
involved in the Rump amendment to the
Federal Constitution. 3Iakethe issne pbain
and distinct for and against ixrgro suffrage
and equality for that is its true meaning.
Elect no man without a distiuct understand
ing upon this quest ron'. Patriot d' Union.
"Will yo have soraecatsup?" asked a
gentleman of Aunt Prucilla at a' dinner ta
ble. "Dear mc, no," she replied with a
Judder ; "I'm fond of cats in their place,
but I should a soon think of eating dog
. , SPECIAL, NOTICES.
ALL MAY MARRY HAPPILY.
RRE8PECTlVB-rf wraith, pe or brunt? 1 nn.i th
I love of the ftfvninle tf.x can be gained by lolluw.
ing limpid ruls. Bend (tirreierl rnvflope tn
. MPAMEM11Y I'ERRV.
Juoe 13, 06. 3in- Blallon (I. i'-ibl House. V. V.
LOVELY GIRLS andTeSTIVE I30YS.
(,-ENn an adtreped envelope and 3i cfnit and t
ll sen J you anine valuanle information thl will
plrann yon. Artrireea M iss J ANB BR Y A V
Jnac 1.1, -no 3m. Station A. 139 rpring . , Y.
THE GLORY OF MAN IS STRENGTH,
'pHE fJlory of Man i Strength. A G?i.tl(!innn who
1 aulTered for year from Nervous am) Genital
Debilttv. Ntchtlv KmiHiionx.and Seminal YVeaknp.
tb: result of youthful indiscretion, and came nt-ar
enaine ni aayitu nxpeieaa iniarry.wi I. for me ak
of autiVring inaa, tend to any one Rfflirteil, the m
ple means uved him. winch effected a curein
o few weeks. afer the fuilure of numerous medi
cinea. Send directed envelope, and it will rnstyotl
nothing Address JOHN II. XIHEV.
June 13. '(.0, 3ns. No. 13 Chambers st., N. V.
THE Mason & namlin Cabinet Organs, forty dif.
ferent styles, adapted to sacred and secular mnMc.fnr
80to$t00 each. FIFTV-ONE GOLD or SILVER
MEOALrl, or other first premium, awardnd them.
H'ustrated Ca alogues free, Addre s, MAdOX at.
HAMLIN, Bostom, or MASON BROTHERS, Naw
Jan. 6. lfifiG Sep. 9. '65. If. 8. M P.
ERRORS OF YOUTH.
A gent'eman who suffered for yars from Nsryous
Debility .Prematura Decay, and all the effects ofyouth
ful indiscretion, will, for the sake of suffering hu
mainly, send free to all who need it, the recipe and
directions for inaRing the simple remedy by which lie
was cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by the adver.
tissr'a eiperience, can do so by addressing
JOHN II. Mi DEV.
No. HChsubers V, New York,
Feb. 28 186. !y. 8.M.P.
STRANGE BUT TRUE.
Every young lady and gentleman in the United
States can hear something very much to their advan
tage by re urn mail (free ofcharge.) by addressing the
undersigned, Thosu having fee's of being hunibugg.
ed will oblige by not noticing this card. All others
will ploase address their obedient servant,
831 Broadway, New York.
Fib. 23, 18C5 ly.S MP
And Catarrh, treated with tbe utmost success, by J.
ISAACS, M. D.. Oculistand Aiirim (formerly of Ley.
den, Holland.) No. 519 PING Sticet. PHII.AD'A
Testimonials, from the moM reliable koarci in the
City and Country can be seen at his office. The med
ical faculty are invited to accompany their patients,
s he has no secrets in bis practice ARTIFICIAL
EYES, inserted without fAiK. No charge lor exam
ination. April 2j. I6C6. ly.
LOVE AND MATRIMONY.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to marry, ad
dresx the umlersif ned, w ho will send you. without
ino .cv and without price, valuable iniormiti"ii that
will enable you to marry happily, irrespective of age,
wealth cr beauty, Tbis information will cost yu
nothing and if you wih to marry, I will cheerlu'ly
amift you. All letters strictly confidential. Th : de
sired information sent by return mail. and no reward
S AIM II B. LAMBERT.
Grernp liat, Kings Co., New York.
JuneS, 1800 3 n,
AN EXTENSIVE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION
of Pianos, Melodians, Gold and Silver Ware,
is now going on at the saleoroom of REED & BRO..
34 Liberty. Street . N Y. There goods are sold at
'1 WO DOLLAR 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 on some art cle of
goods, which will be rent on recei pt of $2 the
money will be refunded ifthe goods do not give sat-
tartion. Agents make T V EN I Y-FI V E DOLLARd
PER W EEK, r-end for a Circular.
Office: I. O. BOX. 51V.
34 Liberty St. NE.7 YORK.
May 9, leGti: 3m.
TO Cow-rMPTATivEs The advertiser having been
restored to health in a lew weeks by a very sim
ple remedy .after having suffered several years. with a
severe lung affection, and that drvad disease. Con-
sumptiou - is anxious to make known to bis Tullow
sufferers the means of cure
To all who desire it.he will send a copy of the pre
scription used ffrceol Cliarge. with the directions ("r
preparing and usiug the same, which they will And a
si ts ccke for Consumption. Asthuiy, Urnnchitis.Colds
Coughs ttc The on!) object of the advertiser !
sending the prescription is to benefit the afilicle.l. and
spre ,d information which heconreives to be invalunblt
end he hopes every sufferer will try his remedy, as it
w ill cost tbetn not hing, and may prove a les ing.
Tarties wishing the prescription, free, by return
wail, will please address Rev. E. A. WILSu.V,
WtlMdmsbnrg Eir.fs County
Feb. S!, 1SGC. ly. P. New-York.
''he Grovesteen Pian Forte
II retains its prcrodence and great popularity.
aud after undt-rgnine gradual improvement fore pe
riod pt thirty years. Is now prono in rd by the musical
world to be unsurpassed a1 even anequal'ed in rich
ness. volume and purity of tone, durability and cheap
ness ')r new scale, fcrench action. harp pedal, iron
frame, over-strung bass, seven octavo rosewood pi
no we are selling cheaper by from CluO to $.'(
than the same stile and Onisb are sold by any other
first-class makers in the country. Dialers and all in
want of good pianos are in vited to sen.i for our Ie-
eriptive Catalogue, which contains photographs of
our different styles, together with prices no one
s hould pur hase a pi no without seeing this (at
logue Medisl almost without number, have been
awardott to tbe Grovesteeu Flitio, and the Celebrated
World's . air, though put in competition with others
frotu all parts of Europe and the U ti.. it took tbe
Established 183o J Grovesteen Co.,
4U'J BROADVV Y. NEW YOMK,
July 29. law . H. H. ft. &. Co.
ALL MAY MARRY HAPPILY, irrespective of
wealth, age, or beauty ; and the love of the op
posite t x can be gained by fallowing simple rules.
.( d a directed envelope and st.iinp to Mdmk LU
I II.I.F. DEMAKKE. elation D, bible Street. New
THEGLORY Or MAN IS STRENGTH. A Cole
man who suffered for years from Nervous and
Genital Debility, Nightly Emtsxions, and Seunnal
VV eakness. the result of youthful indiscretion . aud
came near exriing Ins days in hopeless misery, w ill.
for the sake of suffering man, sen.l to sny one stunt
ed, the simple means ued by him. winch effected a
cure in a lew waeks alter the lailnre l numerous
medicines. Send a directed envelope a ,d stamp and
it will cost you nothing Address.
EDGAR 1KEMAIN, IJeth St. N.Y.City.
IOVELY GIRLS AND FESTIVE BOYS, send an
J ad-tressed envelope and '25 rents.atid I will send
you some Valuable informal Ion that wi II please you.
Address MARY MOO HE, Ml broad way, N. Y.
May lt. lt?6U ly.
WHISKERS "WHISKERS f !
Dr. L O. MoHTca Carrilim, the greatest stimulator
In tbe world, will force Whiskers o Mu-tachesto
grow on the smoothest face or chin ; never known tu
fail ; sample for trial sent free to any one dosirous
of testinc its nterrls. Address, Rskvss L. Co., Td
Nassau Street w York,
July 4, 18. 3".
IIOSTETTER' S STOMACH BITTERS.
Man wants a Toxic-no uncommon want
And every ye ir and month brjnn forth a new one,
Which, affr cramming the gazettes with cant.
The age discovers not the true one.
Cf such as theje let their concoctors vaunt,
I'll sing the BITTEIH that have credit due won.
The Wrol d ' great Tonic, which no t-k it I tan bfitrr,
1 mean the uiatchiesa lilTTEKS of IIOSTETTER.
Do tors were living long before oM Galen. ti
And srnce. eic-jeding icarnd. rraveand sure;
Bat tbe stomachics lli-y Were hound to fail in ;
Sucess came not unt4 ilu'j later age.
Now is the era sfck folks are ndehale in.
And dread dyspepsia driven from The stage.
Ames, remittents, headaches rear' head splitters.
Vanish like smoke before Hosteller's Bitters,
Herbs, barks and roots compose the rare infusion.
No mineral poison mars their juices pure.
And Rye's mild essence holds them in soltftron,
TJretasle n plasant. tbe eff.ict is sore.
JTeVriave ll.e Kirtters vet proved a delusion
Try them in fiiue, nnd health and strength secoYe,
Tire dracon. layer ft res on tlie label.
And tiley. lite hira , to save the weak ere able.
I NFir rniFHiE fob the lmukcucuiLF.
"Night Ulewnisrg Ccrcae."
"Night Blooming Cerens."
"Night Blooming Orens."
Night Blooming Crrue.
"Night Bloominz Ceren."'
A most exquisite, delicate, and Frsffrait Terfriroe,
distilled from tbe rare and beautiful flower from
which it take its Bam.
Manufactured only by
PIIALOX tV HON, New Vork.
BETTARE OF' COUNTERFEITS.
ASK Fftft niALON'S TAKE NO OTHER.
tegr Cards at any time before the
nauons arejuacte... t
EVI L. TAT f:. r.f H,bnw, tow4.Mii. w. .r.
v.... i ... . .. . a.. - ...r- .
n ominst inn nf RPi'f i.' 4 . .. . .1
Ulct. subject l.i Jhe Host's f the. DentM-ralie pA
vultrftffff t.f til fellow. rVifincrdU.
Btooiijurg, June, M, lclW.-
i Ci,r"r oiicniiiion : i my etorr atid
? '""'' n ihemiiiity anj xhrnttsHii the K.stMctA
I nn t brin i n ri ti ril 1 rtT. .. i r - i. 1
k - - s. . . . . V 1
Mrf Ufl liAirs) ST1TP firTst. . l ....
Ui3 xi toe Democracy of tbe District.
ia.M ' FETfcRENT.-
A t u "V request of many Democratic frlf RrliV
jfr-0"'"1' to h eiHal for the floe
r"l Alb SENATOR, at iWe eomtne election, suh-J-ct
Who decision r th Demr racy of this ceaatf
as welt us or the District, '
... , ,i JAMES 8. McXINCIrV '
I atawissa. June 13. lMrt.
TEhave been attitiorift-d to announce the Ate
V ni KLIJAll G. iUCKETTrl. of oralis township
f ir the office of A-SOI TE jtflKStt, of Iba Curts'
sf Col j n bin County, tnhj.-i t to the as ije of the nam
ioating Convention, winch will be held in August
June o. 18T.6.
WE are requested to announce in the columns of
this paper, tli.ft Ex Sheiiff IRaM DERR. ot
farkson lownMhin. I rilntiirua flnuniv. r.ft..r himsir
as a rauxidate further ffi -e f ASSOCIATE JUDUM,
stiver! to the dicisiou of Ik Democratic Cooatr
J nine li, Hh3.
HAVING hern induced through the earnest solicits
if.ms of my Democrat!'. frimiHs. lo allow my
name to be used in connexion with the. office of
ASSOCIATE JUDGE of Colombia County. I take
this occasion to announce to the lieinncratic elector
tliat I will a candidate, subject toth- slecision of
the Convention. JACOB EVANA.
Graenwood, June 6. IHOct.
JN .SMUCI! as it hns long hern onredr-d that nn
of the ASSOCIATE J UDG ES should come from
the south side nf the river, and through th uigent "
request of (he Democracy of both sides of the river.
I have been in'dored to become a candidate fr re
nomination, (at the same time thanking the Demne
racy for past fdvc r subject to the decision of the'
Democratic County Convention
CaUwissa, Jane 13, 100.
WE ae authorised lo announce the name ofRtCH'
ARD KRL1T of Madison township, as a candidate
for ASSOCIATE JUDGE, at the coming geacrat .
election, subject to the decision of tue Deuincratin
LMirsty Convention, which will be held in August
next, and be solicits the suffrage of his Democratic
June SO, IBGfi.
A so4-inic Jurist,
WE have been requested to state that AVDREW
FREA. Eqr., of Centre township, wi'l be a eandi
date for the office of AfSoCi ATii JL'D'JE, at tbe
ensuing general election, subject tu the decision)
of the Democratic Couuty louveiilion whirh will
te h-l(l in August nuxL
June '20 U.
WE have been rjtiestd tn announce the name;
of PETER K IIEK1IEIN. Esq . of I ...cost town
ship, aa a candidate for tb om--.e of ASSO lA I'K
JUDGE, of Columbia County. subjectto U4 dec'sio.
of the Democratic Convention.
June 27. IStiG.
WE have been authorized to announce tb name
.,f THOMAS J. HUTCHISON. E.o : nf Fish.
incereek township, as a candidate for the office of
ASSOC! A TB JUDGE, of Columbia County, subject
to the decision of the Democratic Convention.
Ju te 27. I-tlti.
Kcislcr and Kccordei.
HAV'IVG ben warmly urged" and encou raced by my
Deiuocraiie friends throughout the fintv. to b
a candiJate for REGISTER AND RECOKDER. I
hereby onVr inyse'f to thu Democratic votera f.if
that position. uhject to the derision of our Connty
l oiivcniion in Au(U t next Should it be the pleas
ure f the people to give me the nomination an I
election, I wiil perfirm th.- dmies of that office will?
fidelity and to the best if uiv ability.
Centre townshi p. June 6, l)ft.
TO THE DEMOCRACY OF COLOMBIA OiL'NTY
offjr my self to the Democra- y of Columbia Cona
3 ty. subject t the nominating Convention, fr tbr
office of KEGC-TER AMD RECOKDER, fortUoen.
suing term. And 1 pin. Ire myself to a careful ana
prompt performance of all the duties. .
JOHN G. FREEZE,
June 6, l-fifi.
1'rotliouotary and Clerk or
l lie Courts
WE have been authorized tn anneune the name'
of JESSE COLE MAN as candidate f-rce.
nomination and election to the c.fnce of KROTHON-'
OTA R Y AND CLERK OF THE COURTS, of Colum
bia fouuly, subject to the usagos of the Deuicratic
Klojmsburg. June 13, l?fifi.
"T'hrongh the solicitation of my Democratic friends,
I I have been induced ft off-r mvself as a canHi.
dste for the office of COUNTY COMMI-SIOMKR.
subject to the decision of the Democratic County
Convention, which will co.iven on the 27th of Aa -gust
9agarloaf lewnsbip. June 6, 1-iCO.
WE are anthorizet to announce te name of SAM
L'ELK. IS LINE, of Pugsrloaf township. Colum
bia county, as a candidate for tbe nffire f COUNTY
COMit.--OVi:R. snhj-ct to tbe decision of the
Democratic County nominating Convention.
July It, if
GKO. XV. MACGER, Proprfefor;
The above well known hotel Las recently under
gone radical changes in its internal arrangement
and its proprietor announces In bis former custom
and the travelling public that his accommodations
for the comfort of his guests are second to none irt'
the country. His table will always be found sup
plied, not onl with subsmnti.il food, but with all
the delicacies of tbe sea-wn. IIi wioe aad liquors'
(except that popular beverase known as 'MeHtnrf'.')
purchased direct from i:ie importing houses, are en
tirely pure, and free fn m all poisonous drugs. He
is thankful for a liberal patronage in the past, and'
will continue to deserve it in the future.
GEOUUC W. MAUUKR.
June 13. HUH. tf.
jijE W RESTAURANT,
In SUive'f Eoildhig, on Main Street.
Informs the citizens of Uloomshurg and vicinity tfc'tt'
he has optned a New
in this place, w here he invites his old friends add'
customers to call and partake of bis refreshments. "
It is his intention to Weep the best
LA GLR BEER A XD ALE.
constantly on hand r A No. Porter. araparifla. Min
eral Water. Fancy lemonades. Raspberry and Lm-'
on fyrups, can al ways be had at his Restaurant.
In the eating line he presents a
not surpned in Oris place , vie, Fickled Oysters
Clams, SaHines Fish. Barbecued Chicken. Pickled
Tripe and Beef Tongue, ice, A.C lie also h ts a good
. Cigars and Chewing Toltacoo
for hrs customers Give hiia a'cll.
Uiooinstiurg, June 13. ltlfi.
rpll E County Corrmissinners wlll reseiv sropoate"
I atlhehousa of John Zansr. in Kishinrcre
township, Columbia count, between the hoars of Ir
A. M , and 1 I. Mon THJ R8D A Y. the WTH DAY
OF JULY next, for building an open Trass Bridge'
ever fig Fisbingcreek, near the residence of the said?
J ohn Zaner. Said bridge to be 60 feet between abuN
ments, width Iti feet, hreht Ml fer t from low Wales'
ma rk; the abutments to be 7" feet" thrtk', and fhewingv
w alls ou one side each lu fact long, aud on th other
5 fVet long.
Plan and sneciflratlons can be seen on the day and1
place o f Itlirnc. P. order of the
Commissioner's Orrirs, . 1
r-loiinicbure. June 27. JcOrt.
D M 1 N fcTR A'l OR S' NOTICE. v
Estate of Dr. Simoti Cotner, deceaseds
LETTERS of ad mill juration on the estate of Dr.
Simon Cotner, late of Madison township. Column
bi4 County have been granted by the Register of aei I v
county, to Benjamin F. Fruit and Conrad KrenmetV
residing in Jre town, township and eoaoty afore -'
nhl. All peisons having claims against the estate1
of the decedent are reqqeted lb present them for...
settlement to the adniiuistralur. audJhose indebted
tu the estate will make immediate payment to tb
anders'gned at Kreamer's Store, in Jrseytss n.
ENJ F. FRUIT. I -rfm r- .
CONRAD. sUbA4lER, Mm rt'
Jul II. 18GG.6w. .