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DOS. WILLIAM ELWELL3
FOR STATE SENATOR, ,
COS. GLOEGE D. JKKSOJ,
BOX. LEYI L.TATE.
FOR ASSOCIATE JUDGES,
. PETER K. CEBBEIff,
FOR REGISTER AND RECORDER,
JOUJ G. FREEZE.
; FOR AUDITOR,
JOnN P HANXON.
That "Address." 9
In an extra issued from the Danville In
telligencer office, "sent free of charge," and
bearing data of the" 21st Sept 1866, pub
lished byThos. Chalfant, the fraudulent can
didate for Representative from this District,
ir find a 60 called "Address," intended to
influence voters of Columbia and Montour
in favor of Mr. Chalfant, -who claims to be
the regularly nominated candidate. This
"Address" is signed by Joseph II. Camp
bell and John McWUliams, Representative
Conferees from Montour, and witnessed by
"William' Yorfcs and Jacob Shelhart. It
pretends to refute the statements in the
letter of Columbia county Democrats to the
County Committee ; and although it does
not in a single point succeed, yet we will
direct attention to a few of the glaring here
sies it advocates. It cays, "We never corn
ceded to Columbia county the Senatorial
' Now we say to Messrs. Campbell and !Mc
WiHiams that' their conduct was very im
proper if they thought Hon tour entitled to
the Senator. ' And we ask them why did
lie Mr. Campbell unite in the cry of Mr.
Chalfant that the Columbia county resolu
tion, instructing her Conferees to vote for
the Montour candidate only in case Mon
tour would vote for Columbia's candidate
for Senator, was uncalled for and highly un
just, inasmuch as it cast a reflection upon
the honestj of Montour citiicns, and that
too at a time when Montour had agreed to
stand by Columbia ? And further, if Mon
tour had a claim for Senator, "as strong, if
not stronger than that of Columbia, or any
other county in the- District," why did Mr.
Chalfant represent to the Columbia Confer
ees that, it was not the desire much less the
intention of Montour to have Mr. Dean nom
inated, and that when 'the 31 on tour county
Convention instructed the Senatorial Con
ferees to uso their influence for Dean, they
did not intend more than a compliment to
Dean, and that in truth it was done merely
for the purpose of letting him (Dean)
down easy, after I (Chalfant) had driven
him to the wall" 1 We cay why was all tbi -
deception practiced by Mr. Chalfant and his
friends if Montour had a just, or in the
wor&J of the "Address," a ''stronger claim
than that of Columbia"?. No, gentlemen,
the people of Columbia cannot be duped
Into the rapport of Mr. Chalfant by car
loads of his "extra, sent free of charge,"
containing euch fallacies as this. Mr. Chal
fant and his friends never hinted that Mon
tour had such claim. They positively pledg
ed Montour to support Columbia and con
ceded our right. If, as they now say, they
were unable to control the Senatorial Con
ferees, they should not have bound them
selves, for they, well understood that enly
upon condition of Montour aiding Columbia
.to secure, the Senatorial nomination could
Mr. Chalfant be nominated, and he was only
" a a. .
nominated upon mat conamon; tne conai
tion having not lecn complied with, Mr.
Chalfant's nomination became at once void,
in accordance with the direction of the
.Columbia Convention. And there being no
Democratic candidate, Hon. Levi L. Tate,
voiumoia s selection, becomes tne regular
But, again, while Mr. Campbell attempts
to deny that pledges were made, and treats
with contempt the idea that he, Chalfant
and his friends, could influence the Senato
rial Conferees, an idea which, had our
.Representative Conferees known Campbell,
ri,. '. r- i4 i .- i , .
nously hurled back to them when the pledge
was made, yet he - positively asserts that a
pledge, for the action of their Senatorial Con
fercss, "that "after supporting the nomina-
tion of Mr. Dean for a reasonable time, in
accordance with their instructions, said Con
ferees, would vote for the nominee of Colum
bia," was made. .And Mr. Campbell cay3,
'this was " redeemed in both letter and 'spir
it. ""This is a positive falsehood, for the
Montour Conferees, after balloting one hun
dred and twenty-one times, during a contest
of two days, did NOT CAST A SINGLE
VOTE for Columbia county, but upon the
final ballot, by which Mr. Jackson was nom
inated, both Montour Conferees voted for
Jackson ; and! for this we do not hold Mr.
"Dean ncr Hs Conferees responsible, but Mr.
Chalfax t, by whom misrepresentations were
, xaada. ' ' .
This 13 a candid analysis of , this "Address";
.fvtrnded upon a basis tnannfactured since
.Tat3h&3 been nominated as a candidate, or
based, upon mental reservations of Mr. Chal-
.fict ecd his friends, while . making their
The Radical Rebels are trying td subvert
the law of tie land as decided by' the Su
preme Court of the State. They are striv
ing to resist the right of thousand of citizens
' to exercise the privilege of voting. They
aim at the franctusement of a large portion
of the people upon the pretext that they
are guilty of an offense of which they have
not only never been convicted but for which
they have not been, and never will be, tried.
Theso new rebels against the laws,' these
despicable enemies to the freedom of the
white man, had better not undertake to put
their contemplated fraud into practice ;
they must remember that the law is against
th em ; the highest judicial tribunal in the
State has declared that no man can be de
prived of his right to vote, simply because
his name is found on a Provost Marshal's
list of "Deserters." The Supreme Court
has decided that a man must have been tried
for and convicted of desertion, and the
punishment of disfranchisement adjudged by
the proper tribunal, before he can be depriv
ed of the right to vote as being a desorter.
That Court has also further decided that
Judges of Election cannot try a man for
desertion, but arc bound to take' his vote,
unless evidence of his conviction as a desert
er and tho adjudication of the penalty of dis
franchisement by the proper tribunal,, in his
case, are laid Deiore tnem. iicnce, we warn
all election-boards against being influenced
by the foul schemes of the Radical Rebels
who are plotting to overturn the laws of the
State. We say it in all earnestness and with
a full determination to make good our words.
EVERY ELECTION OFFICER WrIIO
DESERTER, WHO IS OTHERWISE
QUALIFIED TO VOTE, WILL BE
PUNISHED TO THE UTMOST EX
TENT OF THE LAW.
Mercur, the negro suffrage candidate for
Congress in this District, made a speech in
the Court House, at this place, on Wednes
day evening of last week, in which he de
clared the negro entitled to a vote and all
the privileges enjoyed by the white man. He
stated that there were negroes in the District
of Columbia more intelligent than any per
son in the room in which lie was speaking.
Of course he included himself. Isn't it asta-i-ihing
that he should admit, even if it were
the case, that the negroes in the District of
Columbia are more intelligent than his con
stituents or even himself? This was said in
part to justify his votes on the negro suffrage
and Frecdmen's bureau bills. Those of his
Abolition hearers who are not quite as black
as some others, declare, since the meeting,
that they cannot sustain his negro suffrage
principles, no difference if the negroes did
enter the . service in defence of the country.
They entered the army through the force bf
circumstances, at large bounties, and prom
ises of light duty, which promises were well
kept by the Abolition army "pimps" who
commanded these "pet lambs." Mercxr
did not seem to want votes, and in our opin
ion, he. will fall considerably short of his
vote of 1 SGI. He should and tall be defeat
ed, no tico tcays about it. 1
JC2y The Pipe-layers endeavor to make a
point against our nominee for Representa
tive by saying, through their little organ, that
he was not the choice of the county because,
as they say, he had only six townships. This
is nolthe fact. He received the majority of
votes in the Convention, and it naturally fol
lows that he must have been the choice of
that body to have become the nominee. It
is a fact, that Col. Tate was second in
strength, when tre compare the real strength
of the three candidates for the office of Sen
ator, lie had more votes than McNinch ;
and, as a matter of right, the Delegates in
structed for Mr. McNinch, after he did not
come into the Convention, were at liberty to
support their next choice, which they did,
and the result was, that Col. Tate received
the majority of votes, and was mada the
nominee for Senator. Yet the clique, which
are trying to sn:ah things in this county,
declare in their little organ that Col. Tate
was not the choice of the Convention. All
this will do for them to talk about ; but not
one of them would refuse to take a nomina
tion under similar circimsLance.?, and after
ward claim to be the choice of the county.
Sf No one but a native born citizen of
the United States is eligible, by the Consti
tution, to the Presidency. No naturalized
German, Irishman, Englishman, Scotchman,
Welshman or other foreigner, can be made
President. Tho Rump amendment to the
Constitution, which is an issue at the com
ing clecticTn, makes all the native born ne-
grocs citizens, and consequently they are
made eligible to the PrcsideQ?y of the United
States. Negroes arc thus preferred to, and
placed above all intelligent foreigners, not
withstanding many of the latter have resided
m the country for fifty or sixty years. Ger
mans, Irishmen, Welshmen, will you vote
to make negroes eligible to an office which is
denied to you ?
s?" For five or six years the Radicals
paid that any one who spoke disrespectfully
of the President of tho United States was
" disloyal." As long as they had the power
they persecuted m the most shameful man
ner all who dared to give an honest expres
sion of opinion in regard to the policy of
the Lhiet Magistrate. Now, they not only
abuse the President, but openly insult hira.
If their utterances were true, when they
acted in the disgraceful manner we hav(? in
dicated, they were guilty of "treason" and
" should be made odious." This the people
will do at the ballot-box !
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SQi- The whole Democratic Ticket of Co
lumbia county, and Districts with which she
is connected, will be elected by. handsome
majorities ; in spite of the Pipe-laying sheet,
published by car. friend, Mr. Little, from
the'onfi-fourth ' Johnson, and three-fourths
Abolition press of this town. The Democ
racy of Columbia are always true to them
selves ; Hon. Levi L. Tate especially, for the
reason that the Pipe-layers have made war
i.: hi .. .
ujhju nun, wui receive an extraordinary nv
Hon. William dwell.
no Wm. Elwex, the candidate of the
Democracy of this District, is daily and rap
idly gaining friends from out the Republican
ranks. . Judge MzncuBis the Representa
tive of the blade man. Look at his course
relative to the negro soldiers, and compare it
with his vote on the bounty bill for the
"white boys in blue," ne has been the
means of the "white" soldiers receiving a
small, insignificant bounty, say one hundred
dollars. ' Yes, if his vote Would have de
cided the matter, they would get no bounty
at alL for he voted against the bounty, lie
voted for negro, suffrage, the Constitutional
Amendments, Civil Rights Uill, and the
Frcedmen's Bureau Bill, all of which bills
the President returned to the House with
his veto messages, fully and clearly setting
forth his objections to the bills. . The Radi
cals determined to have these bills become
a law, in spite of the opposition of the Pres
ident, they passed them over his head by a
two-thirds party vote MERCUR voting
with the Radicals on every question. Will
the people of this District endorse his course?
Will the soldiers give him their suffrage?
Will the farmers, the heavy tax-payers gen
erally, assist in his election, since hi3 having
legislated a largo sum of money out of your
pockets to supiort the negro in filth aud
There is good reason to believe that
the Columbian of this place was established
with the intention of becoming a Democratic
paper after the election. " This is the nat
ural explanation of its course and of the
conduct of its managers and their associates,"
as follows : .Brockway, Eyerly, Little and the
Freezes. It was claimed, at first, that the.
paper was established to perform a certain
mission, and that was to revolutionize this
Congressional District and defeat Mercur,
the Abolition candidate for re-election to
Congress. How well it is performing that
job, the result at the polls on the 9th of Oc
tober will explain. During the whole Sum
mer certain Democrats were busily soliciting
subscriptions and advertising for that estab
lishment, in an underhanded and sncahing
manner, thus injuring the business of their
own Democratic editors. Why was this
done? Simply because these men expected
to take control of the paper ere long. They
were not contented with one Democratic pa
per, however much they expressed gratifica
tion over the consolidation of the Democrat
and Star. For our part, wo care littlo how
many papers are printed; misery lores com
pany ; as publishing a country paper is a
thankless, sinking business, to make the
best of it
fS?" Thomas Chalfant, his Conferees, nor
his friends, who accompanied him to this
place on the day of his Conferee meeting,
did not attend the meeting of Senatorial
Conference at Bloomsburg, on Tuesday, the
4th of September, 1866. TJiis teas the day
appointed for the meeting, and not one of
those gentlemen vrere present. It is true, Mr.
Campbell did attend on the second day, but
arrived when it was too late for him to assist
in the nomination of Columbia County's
choice, even if he had been disposed to do
so.- No one supposed that the Conference
would last two days. That was not the in
tention. We refer to this matter only be
cause we noticed it repeatedly stated in the
Chalfant organs last week that they, the
Representative Conferees, had fulfilled every
pledge made, one of which was that they
would be here and use their influence for
the nomination of Senator from Columbia
County. Now, they did not mean to make
their pledges good, or else they knew they had
no influence with the Montour Senatorial Con
ferees, hence they stayed at home, to allow
their agents to do their pipe-laying work, in
defeating Col. Tate.
Courage, Democrats ! The signs of the
times are auspicious. The political atmos
phere is becoming daily more clear and trans
parent. The Democratic masses everywhere
arc closing up thir ranks and preparing for
the mighty conflict Thousands of honest
Republican? are breaking loose from the
trammels of their party leaders, and are
uniting with their Democratic neighbors in
the glorious work of restoring the Union and
saving the Constitution from the impious and
ruthless hands of the spoilers. The skies
arc bright, and all that is wanting to ensure
success is fur every Democrat to Ao his whole
duty from now until the polls close on the
day of the election.
Zv2 The Abolition party in tlx! - county
did the best thing they could have d ne fjr
the Democratic party, when they imported
Senator Landox, of Bradford, to this county
to make speeches for their cause. He ha3
made several votes fir our candidate for
Congress, 'Judge Elwell, to our certain
knowledge. We would suggest to the Chair
man of the Democratic Standing Committee
of .this county, that he engage Laxdon to
thoroughly stump this county. He is of the
most radical stripe ; goes the wbole length
for the negro ; and is not content with any
thing short of negro suffrage. . Besides his
radicalism he is an intolerable blackguard.
BSSF Thomas Chalfant, editor of the Dan
ville Intelligencer, labors hard to explain his
position before the people of this District as
a candidate for Representative. The facts
contained in the "statement," as published
in our paper, relative to the Conferee meet
ing and the conduct of the Montour, men
towards Columbia County, he cannot suc
cessfully contradict. The facts in the case,
it would seem, he nor his friends do not pre
tend to deny ; although Mr. Chalfant starts
out in several articles in hi3 paper, promis
ing to explain the whole matter away, but
does not even make what might be consid
ered a creditable attempt to disprove one
single point in the "statement," signed by
over two hundred Democrats in the county.
" George D. Jackson, the candidate
for State Senator, will be elected by a hand
some majority. He is fit for the pos" don
nas had considerable experience as a legisla
tor and will receive an increased majority
this FalL The office will be filled by a man
in whom the interests of the District can be
placed with safety.. He will bo an able and
responsible guardian. 1
The Danville Intelligencer harps exceeding
ly about the mistaken idea that Mr. Chal
fant is the regularly nominated candidate for
Representative. Mr. Chalfant had only a
conditional nomination as was well known by
himself and so declared by the Conferees.
The conditions were, not complied with and
there was then no candidate in nomination
by the consent of the Columbia County Con
ferees, and it is for this reason to place a
candidate in nomination that the Confer
ees requested the nomination of Col. Tate.
For the Conferees of Columbia to consent to
the fraudulent acts of Mr. Chalfant, and say
he' is the regularly nominated candidate,
would be a gross violation of the trust given
in their hands by the County Convention.
The nomination of Col. Tate is strictly in
accordance with the will and direction of the
Columbia County Convention. Levi L.
Tate is the only properly nominated Demo
cratic candidate for Representative. He is
the man for whom every Democrat must
vote if he would accept the motto of The
Campaign, "stick to the ticket, the whole
ticket, and nothing but the ticket."
tST E. II. Little, Esq., of this place, is
editing . a Campaign paper for a certain
clique in this and Montour County. Stephen
Miller !c Co., of this town, are announced
as proprietors. They managed to give birth
to the paper, on Saturday afternoon last,
about 3 o'clock. It was only an half sheet,
of the Columbixn size. The editors seem,
to forget every issue but the Representative
question ; on that issue thay are going their
whole length for the Montour County man,
and opposing Col. Levi L. Tate, the choice
of Columbia County. Through misrepre
sentation and deception they hope to succeed,
but we rely upon the good judgment and de
cision of the people of this county at the
ballot-box, for the success of the whole Dem
ocratic ticket,, as it appears at the head of
our paper. " We will see what we shall
Mr. Little, editor of the Campaign,
in his address to the people say3, " we (mean
ing the Democratic Party) woke up in the
morning and found that we were without an
organ." This is an intended falsehood. Mr.
Little knows that both the Democratic or
gans, the Berwick Gazette and the Dem
ocrat and' Star, are of the pure Jersey
blue Democracy; believing that men appoint
ed and elected by the people are the servants
of the people, and arc in duty bound to obey
thoir instructions. Hence, the clique woke
up and found the Democratic organs of this
county unwilling to support any candidate
except those nominated by the people. Cor
rupt politicians and money shall not be al
lowed to control the Democratio Party. We
The Fulton Democrat, in noticing the fact
that the Sheriff of that county, in obedience
to orders from Harrisburg, has inserted the
unconstitutional Deserter Law in his election
proclamation, says :
This he has done not out of the slightest
shade of belief that the law is of any effect,
but simply out of obedience to orders. We
have already said all that is necessary for
us to say about this law. We shall treat it
as the Supreme Court require us and aM
law-abiding men to treat it as a nullity and
dead letter. And we have only to say that
the election officer of Fulton county who re
jects a vote under the sham pretext of this
law, will W treated as a violator of the most
sacred riqhts of the citize n. . Let any Aboli
tion Judge or Inspector ju-t try the exper
iment, and our word for it he will find law
suits enough on his hands before a week
thereafter to satisfy him for one year at
CS5" The Pipe-layers who want to break
up the great Democratic Party of the coun
try, and who succeeded in defeating the will
of the Democracy, as expressed in their late
County Convention, are trying to twist out of
the matter in a manner that is really more
distressing than amusing. Thoir latest
dodge that of printing at the offiocof the
Columbian, a mongrel sheet in the interest of
certain abolitionists of the men who bro't
into Columbia county the soldiers who car
ried off to prisons and otherwise grossly mal
treated numbers of our most respectable cit
izens this dodge of the new paper is, seri
ously speaking, abominable. No argument
The Democracy will give Col. Tate such
a majority as will, on a certain fine morning
soon to come round, lift them out of their
JUS" Tlie men who look after Mr. Chal
fant's interests in this county, through bard
pleading and the expenditure of much time,
have succeeded in getting some TWENTY
FIVE persons, out of the large number
who have tendered their support to Col.
Tate, to agree that their naznes might be
withdrawn from the list as published in our
last paper. We have had conversation with
several, whose names appear in the "recan
tation" list published in the Campaign, and
they have invariably informed us that thej'
will vote for CoL Tate, notwithstanding they
allowed the publishers of the Pipe-laying
sheet to use their names. This was " the
Our much esteemed townsman, Ste
phen II. Miller, as will be seen from notices
published elsewhere in this paper, has taken
upon himself the toils, troubles and respon
sibilities of a journalist. Mr. Miller is well
known for his business enterprise and gener
al literary intelligence ; and while according
to him, and the person.3 associated with him,
the usual editorial courtesies, we are com
pelled to say that we would rather he had not
been obliged to have his new paper printed
on a press, the encourage rs of which wanted
to hang him two years ago. How are the
mighty fallen I
SST Col Tate has bolted the ticket in
Columbia county, and is out as an independ
ent candidate for Assembly. Ilazliton Sen
tinel. A great mistake, friend Stokes. Col. Tate
has done no such thing. He is the regular
nominee of the great Democratio Party f
Columbia county for Representative in the
Legislature and will be triumphantly elected
on the ninth of October.
To the Electors of Columbia
and Montour. -
Fellow Citizens? In the progress of
this campaign I deem it proper to again ad
dress you upon the Representative question,
through the only acknowledged organs of
Columbia county, viz : The " Democrat and
Star," and the " Berwick Gazette." To my
last week's statement, as already before the
public, I have nothing to add or subtract, as
it is substantially correct in fact, if not exact
ly in form, and for the truth of its position I
challenge successful contradiction. Let it be
distinctly understood and to none but they
who wish to pervert the truth, is this appeal
necessary that I am not now, never were,
or ever will be, a "volunteer," for office,
although I have volunteered in the army,
and would again, if requested, to save tho
Laws, the Union and the Constitution. In
a word, I am the only regular nominee of
the Democracy of Columbia county for Rep
resentative to the Legislature, in the Dis
trict composed of the counties of Columbia
and Montour. Of my election, on tho lth
of October, no sane man has the least doubt
It is not a question of success, but simply
one of right, and how large will be" the ma
In the same spirit of candor and equal
justice, which has characterized my course
amongst you in every contest, for over a
quarter of a century, as the editor of the
pioneer organ of the local interests and
Democratic party of Columbia county, I
here and now propose to enumerate some of
the reasons which have superinduced the
existing state of affairs in our political ranks;
and to ventilate a few of the individuals
through whose agency they were brought
about Peter Ent and the undersigned, it
is well known, were candidates for State
Senator before the late Columbia county
Democratic Convention. .Mr. Ent was de
feated. Had he been successful, he had his
plans laid, and arrangements made, to get
the nSiination of the District Conferees,
and hence, we should have been spared all
this turmoil and contention. In short, Mr.
Ent and his minions determined to rule the
roast, or betray the county. lie gave due
notification of this intention, before the del
egate elections, and declared that if Tate
wa3 nominated by Columbia, that Sullivan"
county would get the Senator. And the re
sult shows that Mr. Ent knew what he was
saying and his prophecy will bo literally ful
filled. People of Columbia : I will not weary
your patience or insult your intelligence by
narrating the modus operandi, through
which this game was consummated by Mr.
Ent and his perfidious conferred. He had
several confederates associated with himself
in the nefarious transaction, both about
Bloomsburg and up the country, all of whom
approached us under the garb of friends'
whilst they were then, as now, the active
agents and tools of the Danville politicians.
Prominently among them were Charles
Conner and Elijah G. Ricketts, besides a few
small fry in Jerscytown, Greenwood and
Bloomsburg. Messrs. Conner and Ricketts
are old disorganizes, and original Danville
advocates. Over twenty years figo, Mr.
Ricketts ran a3 the Danville candidate for
the Legislature against Hon. Thomas A.
Fiinston, and wa- badly beaten, in which we
largely assisted, as the editor of the " Colum
bia Enquirer," at Berwick, and for which
Mr. R. will never forgive U3; but has a
right to be a Danville man. Charles Con
ner, some seventeen years ago, was the
principal Danville agent, who defeated John
McReynolds. for the Legislature, and assist
ed Senator Best to destroy Columbia count'.
He also has a right to bo a Danville man.
11. II. Little has assumed the nominal con
trol of a half-sheet weakly, called the "Cam
paign," issued last Saturday in Bloomsburg,
in opposition to the interest of the Democ
racy of Columbia county and exclusively in
support of the Danville political f iction.
lie never was of much consequence to the
Democracy of Columbia, and we wish him
a good tiiue, and better success with his
new-fangled allies. Stephen Miller is an
nounced as publisher of the Dauvillo bant
ling! I must again pay my respects to Mr. Tetcr
Ent Passing by the fact that I have ever
treated this gentleman courteously and kind
ly, he has, in return, as often paid the obli
gation by deception and ingratitude. We
boldly charge upon Mr. Ent, and his partic
ular friends, the miserable betrayal of the
Democracy of Columbia, by the violated
pledges of the Danville men now, as in for
mer days, when they gave us their first les
son in political inftdt lify, ar. 1 intend to "firht
it out upon that line if it takes all sea -on."
Regretting tho necessity of any appear
ance of personalities in the elucidation of
tho Representative question, it seemed nec
essary to say as much as has loen written
above, leaving the greater portion of par
ticulars the case untouched at present, Lut
which, if necessary to its full illustration,
will be hereafter discussed. In that event,
I will adduce facts, and give names of cer
tain men hereabout intlie Danville interest.
LEVI L. TATE.
beptember 25, 1SGG.
The editor of the Campaign paper of this
place should be the last person to prate about
"bolters" and "bolter's organs," and set up
his Democracy as an example. It runs in
our hiind tliat last fall a year ago lie was
connected with a Democratic Club of this
town at a time when there were soldiers quar
tered in and about this place, and that he
made a motion or a request, before the Club,
to the effect that the "Constitution and By
laws" of the Club be destroyed, or in other
and more mild words, that the leaves con
taining the Constitution, By-laws and names
of Members, be torn out of the book and be
carried off. This motion was instantly voted
down. Because a few soldiers were quarter
ed here he had not the nerve or moral cour
ago to say ho was a Democrat ; and fearing
that the soldiers might, on examination, find
his name on the books as a member of a
Democratic Club he desired that the records
he destroyed I Yet this is the same Demo
crat who prates about "Democracy and tick
et" through the Campaign, and undertakes
to tell you who you should vote for. We
think you are competent to judge that mat
ter.for yourselves without his little gratuitous
The Representatire Question.
Tt is due our readers that we define our
position on the question of Representative,
and give our reasons tor pursuing ine course
to which we are already committed. As far
as we are personally concerned, we have
no grievances to redress. Wb.en we were
first apprised of the perfidy of our political
friends of Montour county, and that the De
mocracy of Columbia county were determin
ed to maintain her rights at all hazards, the
alternative was presented, whether we would
Btand by the Democracy of Columbia county,
among whose people we have cast our lot,
or go with Montour, who had basely betray
ed and deserted us for the fourth time, in the
hour of need ? We concluded to po with
the former, and assist her in the mainte
nance ot her nehts.
We are aware that in so doing we subject
ourselves tothecharge ot disorganization,
Well, so be it If refusing to submit to re
peated wrongs, to violated faith, subjects
us to such cuarpes, we cant help it We
stand bi the riahtsof Columbia county !
It is only necessary for us to refer to the
record, to show how we have lceu treated
by Montour during the past eight or nine
years. In 1S5S, Col. John G. Freeze, re
ceived the nomination of Coluu.Via county
for State Senator. Montour clefeatedhim in
Lonfrrcnrc. Jn i860, Columbia county in
structed her conferees to sunnort Hon. M.
E.Jackson, of Berwick. iSlontour ihfcated
nun in Conference. Jn ISoS, Columbia coun
ty instructed for Hon. L. L. Tate, for State
Senator. Montour defeated him in Confer
enee, and now in 1800 Columbia, after a des
perate struggle for the nomination, present
ted him again for nomination, and Montour
refuses to give him one vote is confer
Is it to be wondered at that she should,
after these repeated wrong, assert her rights?
Not at all. And we think every Columbia
countv Democrat, should aid ho.r in doinrr
so. It will teach men who have been enga
ged in Tolftical trafficking for years, that
there should be honor in politics as well as
in matters of business. As tothecandidates
we have nothing to saw Mr. Chalfant, is a
gentleman of ability. The samccan be said of
the gentleman whose name now no:ts at our
mast-head. The question therefore reverts
back to the people, and wc shalt be content
with their decision, as it shall be rendered at
the ballot-box. Berxcicfc Gazette.
"Stick to the Ticket."
This is the true Democratic doctrine ; and
the Democrats of Columbia and Montour
will adhere to it It was arranged, as all
know, that Montour should have the Repre
sentative, that county agreeing that Colum
bia should have the Senator ; but after Co
lumbia generously gave the Representative
to Montour, she, or rather the Pipcday.rs
of that county, quietly and coolly ignored
the arrangement. There is an old adage
that, "when rogues fall out, honest men get
their dues ;" but this is a different case. It
is a case of quarrel between honest men and
(political) rogues. Col. Tate, according to
the immemorial usage of the party in such
cases, has leen placed in regular nomina
tion, and the Democracy of Columbia and
Montour will see that he is elected.
This gentleman is canvassing the State
most thoroughly, and u mating warm and
true friends wherever he goes. lie addressed
a large gathering of the Democracy and con
servative masses on Saturday last, at Sun
bury, and on Monday following, at Little
York. We had hoped that he would be
able to f isit this county before the election,
but it will be impossible for him to do so.
No candidate was ever more enthusiastically
received by the great masses of the people,
throughout the whole State, than is IJiesteb
Clymeu, wherever he ppeaks. His election
looks encouraging, and there is no doubt of
Hon Chas. R Duckalcw in Lock
This distinguished Tcnnylvanian, being
a casual visitor to Clinton County and the
guet of Theodore "W right, was serenaded
on Thursday evening last by his Democratic
friends. In reponsc to continued calls he
made a speech in which the great issues of
the day were handled wiih his accustomed
clearness, force, and ability. His arguments
were backed up by citations of facts from
curaent political history, which gave them
that additional weight with which a sledge
hammer blow is supposed to enforce on apt
rejoinder. Senator Ruekalew's manner of
speaking is exceedingly cool and-deliheratc
aud carries with it the idea of profound self
conviction. No man who gave him atten
tion could fail to be impressed with the irruve
character of this politieal-cmvass, and the
importance of a change in the complexion of
the next Congress, llis speech was well re
ceived, particularly his endorsement of Hies
ter Clymer and his eloquent appeal lor the
Union ; and it may also be added that it met
the high enconium of all fair-minded Re
publicans who heard it, which is no light
praise. Clinton Democrat, September I 'd.
Democratic Mect'usrs will be held in Col
umbia County, at the following times and
Conyngham,a t Daniel M'Kicrnan'sTlkura
diy Eve., Sent "JT.
Centralia. Friday Evening. Sept. 2S.
-Tcrseytown, Friday afternoon. Oct. 5.
Montour, at Dietterich's School House,
Monday evening, Oct. 1.
Benton, Monday afternoon Oct 1.
MitHin, Friday evening, Sept. 2S.
Catawis.,a, Wednesday evening, Oct 3.
Lightstrcet, Thursday evenincr, Sept. 127.
Jackson, at Lunger's Grove, Thursday af
ternoon, Oct. 4.
Rohr&burg, Fridayeveninc, Sept. 23.
Able speakers will be present at all the
By order of the Committee.
H-HE EXECUTOR 3 OP 111E LAST WILL AXD
J 1 eslHtnent of Daniel Palmer, late of Vn I ley town.
bip. Vontour county, deceased, will expose locale,
at public vendue on the premises, o;i
Thursday, October 2'ith, 1SG6,
All Ihnteertein plantation and tract of land situate
in Valley towngbip Montour county, adjoining land
of Daniel I'urgrl. Peter Hal dr. Kmannel Midler and
James Child, containing tonety-sc veil acres and forty-seven
perches strict iueaure, all of which is im
proved land. There is a quary of goad Limestone
on this tract, situate about there miles from Danville,
on the road leading to Jerseytown. The improve
ment consists of a
TWO STORY FRAME HOUSE,
a Frame Bank Barn, Corn Crib, a Well Of wa(r at
the iiwellinc House, a I ho at the Barn ; a good spring
of water near the dwelling. There is an Appl Or
chard and other fruit onthepreroi.es. All train in
the (round on day of sale is reserved, with the priv
il tft ot the Eiei utors or tenant to enter upon the
premises in the proper season, cut, store the grain in
the barn, thresh aud baul it away, be aod Ihey Icav
iuf the straw on the prruiises.
Also, at the same time and rlace. a Tract of Wood
Laud, situate in Valley township, aforesaid adjoin
int lands belonginc to the beirs of i lliam Snyder,
IKnry VVjatersieen, Joshua Btetlcrand Peter baldy,
THIRTEEN ACEE3 AND OJfE HUNDRED AND
FIVE PERCHES, strict measure. The above proper
ty to be sold pursuant tat the directions contained in
the last Will and Testament of the sale Daniel Pal
Sale to commence at 10 o'elork, of (aid ilay, wh p0
terms and conditions of sale will be made known b v
AARON PALMER, 1
CHARLES THOMAS. ECUtor,
Valley Towasbip, Beat. 86, 1SG, 4.
HO HOTEL & SALOON KEEPERS
Of Bloomsbarg nd Columbia CatT I hurt an.
w- i"r i or bit Ala.
Porter. Brown Slotii, mud Lag" Beer, who will up-
I would furnish yoa from lb brewery. Knowing
that be will be punctual and and attentive to all
whs way favor him with their trade, 1 euticit for
him your aupport. Very repertfully,
. .... 8le"m Brewery, R.adinf.ra.
Beptember 38, 1886
jUMBER, '" ,
Manufactured to order at RENEldo MILL, Eosi
Townihtp. Luzerne County, Pa.,
OaU, Hemlock, Maple, Ra,
PINE. POPLAR AND BEACH, dtc, for 8He at the
MILL, or delivered at any point on the Bailroad
reached or connected with it. .
d- Add re.,, the .ubirriber.it Wyoming. Lo
rerne County . or i AMES JACKSUN, the Sawyer, at
Harveyvilln P. O. '
The Mill Property, with two Ilouiet. Barn and oth.
er improvement, mrrounded by about 1450 Acre, of
Land. i:)uo of which reuiaine heavily timbered. i
now for mle at a bargain, by -
. yom'nlt Luaerne County, Pa.
September WS, 13(W.-3,i.
QUR STARCH GLOSS
Ie the only Article need by
First Class no.cI, fnujid
ries, mid Tl)oiiandg of
Tt give a beautiful pnli-b. making the iron pn.a
monthly over the cloth, aaving ocn Tiaa an1 labor.
Goml. done tip with it keep elran much ioiig.t eon
tcquently will not wear out eo aoon:
It makes Old Linen look like Neve.
OL'R IMPERIAL BLUB
la m Butm tki Would.
It ie foluble in Imrj a. well ai aoft water. It la
put up in the ftiir.t. ncate.t, and moat convenient
furmuf any offered to the pjblie
Is Warranted not to Streak (be
Agent wanted everywhere, to whom we offer ex
traordinary Inducement. Address,
MiW JfOttK STARCH GLOSS CO.."" '
.No. 2Jtt f'uiiea l , New York.
September!!. JSC 6.-4m A & Co.
THE GREAT CAUSE
Junt Published, i aSrald Envtlope. Prit nt rent.
A Lecture on the Nutuie, Treatineut. and Radical
Cure of t'iiiinai Weakness, or Hpertnatorihoea, In.
voluntary Kmissiooa. Sexual Debility, and loipedi
mcnt to Marriuce generally, Nervousnes. Con
sumption. KpiUpoy. and F't ; Mental and Physical
Incapacity, re.nllme from Self Abuse, fcc By ROB
ERT J CULVERWELX, M. im Author of tho
Green Book.- feo
The world-renowned author, in this admirable Lec
ture, c early proves from bis own experience that
the awful consequences of Self Abuse may be effect
ually removed without medicine, and without dan
feroussu gienl operations, bougie, instruments,
rings, or cordials, pointing out a mode of cure at
once certain and effectual, by wnich every suffrer,
no matter what his condition may be, may cure him
self hcapl y. privately, and radically. THISLEU
TCRH Wll.L PROVE A BOON TO THOUSANDS
Sent, undet seal, in a plain envelope, to any ait
dress, on receipt of six cents, or two postage stamps
by nddre.sing the publishers.
Also. Dr. CULVEttWELL'S "Marrlag Ctude'
nrice 25 cents.
Address tao publisher. .
CHAS. J. C.XLINE CO.
127 Dowery, New York, Post Office ht x, 45fe6.
Sept. SC, 1B0G.
WHO are undecided in regard to tha kind of ma
nure they shall use for
we beg to submit the following letter.
BAUGH'S RAW BONE
pTPfcR PHOSPHATE OF LIMB
is especially well adaptsd to the formation of
The leaf and stalk of a growing crop, treated with
this manure may not always indicate so full a sua
cess as the weight of the grain per acre wi'l show,
and we confidently assure all farmers that il their
observation is directed to this point, the substantial
value of this oid established manure will be wore
than ever demonstrated.
Ji!iivills. Chester Co.. Pa., Ant. 13, lRfifl.
Mt9as. Bu oh HaoTHta.se Co, 187 Pearl et-.N. T.
Ueir Sir. Yours of the bth has been received.
You ask me for my experience in the use of your
KawRnae Super Phosphate. I applied it to wheat
last fall, at the rate of three hundred and twenly
pounds (3-0) per acre, along side Of bara yard ma
nurethe result was that the wheat where the Phos
phate was put was much the BtST HEADED and
11EAV IER. although not to much STRAW as on tha
other portion of the field. The effect it produced
was very m.nifest exceeding far my expectations,
therefore I can recommend it as a fertilizer, intend.
iug to use mi re of it on my beat this fait.
Very re.pecltutly, yours,
TUOS. M. CARLTOV,
EtxTfur. Chester co.. Pa.. Aug 17. laftt.
Visp. Biuoufc Sons. 0tlii ; Having used
your I'husplnu of Lime on a wheat crop. I bave no
b'si.ation in recommending it as a good and DURa
Voars. Very Respectfully,
BAUCH S RAW BONE FCrER-PUOSPHATE Or
For Bate by SCOTT ic JAMIfON.
September Siu.'lPCe, Jt, Ituwim, Pa
Qlil'IIANS' COUKT SALE
Instate of Daniel Snyder, deceased.
IN pnr.uance of an order of the Orphans' Court of
Co!uiulia County. Pennsylvania, on
Tiiurrday, the 2oth day of Octoler, 18C6,
at 10 oVIock in the forenoon, and to corrtirmd from
day to day until sold, William Snyder and kaniel
Snyder, jr , administrators of Daniel Snyder, late of
II! ik) in tow nliip, in said county deceased, will ex
pose to pate by public vendue, at the Court House iq
Ulconisburg, Columbia County, Pa-,
A Certain Tract of Land,
situate in Madison townhin, Columbia' County, ad
joining lands I ati of Jaiob tlirton. deceased, on tha
north, the heirs of John lieller and o'.hera on tha
south and west, an 1 lands now or lite of Peter Hel
ler on the east, contaicirr;
ONE IH'SDSCB AND SIXTY-THREE ACRE3
AND S'X PKRCHKS. strict measure. There is an
the premises a good two story Frame Hojse, fooa
Kank llarn. and Apple Orchard, and about one hun
dred actes improved land.
ALSO, the undivided one-third part of a certain
lot cf erounj, situate in Bloomsburg, lying on the
west side ff Firet Street of said towu, adjuining a
lot of llurl"V and Cat hra-t on the east, lauds belong
ing to the Hloomsburg Railroad Iron Company on the
west. II urle and Cathcart on the south and west
and First Street of said tewn on the south, contain-'
ing in front fifty one feet and in depth one hundred
and seventy-two feet. There is on the premises a
iwo-.tory frame house with basement, and frame
house one story ahd a half
AI SO the undivided one-half part of a certain
trict or lot of land, situate in Catawissa i(ownlr-p.
Col jmbi county, bounded on the north by the River
Smqut'liatina. and other lands of the deceased, on
the east and we.t by lands of Daniel Shumin ' and
others and Joseph llen.lerhot on the south, rontain
in; forly-three acres and thirty four perches strict
measure. There is on the premises a frame dwel
ling house, b.iuk barn, and about thirty acres im
proved. ALSO, the undivided one-bslf part of a certain lot
or tract of Ian d situate in Catawissa township alore
raiJ, adjoining land of Daniel tfhumarr and Eliaa
Krum ou the north, the last above mentioned tract
on the east, the River Susquehauna on the south,
containing Fourteen Acres aud Fsur Perches, strict
measure, all timber land.
ALSO, a certain lot of ground aituate l Orange
ville. in said county, adjoining a lot of widow Maria
on the w ckt. a lot ol widow Kline on the east. Or.
ng. ville Academy lot on the south, and Market
Street on the north, containing thrty perches,
JESSE COLEMAN, Clerk,
CONDITIONS OF SALE.
The share of Mary Snyder, the widow of the In
tstate, in the severel premises to remain in lb
hands of the purchasers during ber natural life, tha
interest tliereol to be regularly and aunuaily paid to
ber by the purchaser or purchasers, his or their beirs,
or assigns, holding the premises, to be recovered by
distress or otherwise as rents are recoverable in ihi
Commonwealth and w bich the sard widow shall take
in full satisfaction of ber dower in the several prem
ises and at ber cecease her share of the purchase;
money to be paid to those legally entitled thereto.
Ten p-r cent, of two-thirds ol the purchase msa.
ey to be paid by the purchasers to tho administrator
on the day of sale. One bait of the balance of th
two-thirds tc be paid on tbe first day of April, 18C7.
The remaining half of tbe two-Thirds of the par
chase i.iuney on tbe first day of April, lew. with in
terest from tbe first day of April, le7. Deeds to aw
made to the purchasers oo tbe first day of Apr it .It 7.
upon their giving bonds whh mortgagee on tlx
premises to secure the defer re dl pay meats. All grata?
if the groard on tbe several tracts of land ia reserv
ed, who tbe privilege to the owuer or owner to cater
upon the premises ia the proper seasons, aud cut,
stnre. thresh and baul it a way, he and Uuy leana
the straw on ifae premises.
WILLIAM SNYDER, 1 'j .
DANlfcL 8MYDER. J-fme
ALSO. At the same time and plac tbe aadersigaei
will offer tbe following trainable tract or tarealef
land, situate aorlh east of Bluomsbarg. adjoining ku
farm aad lying alonj tha t ubUe road is ad tag ta Espy.
containing SEVENTY-FIVE ACRES soon or Iks,
in a good stilt of cultivation.
E7 Terms will be ia ade kowa on the 'day of ssh
y DANIEL 6N YD LB,
MOSES COFrMAN. rtiecr.
Bloomsburf. tpt.S.t. Ibbo, .