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DEMOCRAT & STAR,
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W. H. JACOBT & J. P. SHTTlLi-, EDITOHS.
8. M. P.TTMatt.i. Co.. 37 Prk Row New Tork
re duly authorised tosoliei and receive subscrip
tions and advertising lor lae uemeem r cir, yuu
lished at Bloomsburg, Coleosbia county. Pa,
nON. WESTER CYLMER,
' OF BERKS COUNTY.
. FOR CONGRESS,
EOS. lTILUAM ELWELL.
im. GEORGE D. JACKSON,
IlOJf. LEYI L, TATE
FOR ASSOCIATE JUDGES,
PETER K. HERBEI.,
FOR REGISTER AND RECORDER,
Jl)U. G. FREEZE.
JOHN P. UAXSON.
In the first number of that erudite sheet
published in Bloomsburg from the office of
the Columbian, a paper recently established
calling itself an "Independent Journal" and
known to be run by the united force of a few J
Democrats and a few dissatisfied Republi
cans facetiously called the Campaign, we
find an article under the above caption, from
a well known pen, and directed with the
coolness, yet we plainly see without the usual
candor which has heretofore, been the accus
tomed path of that pen. Although we
would no in the least, throw a shadow upon
the laurels of that Honorable gentleman, yet
we are compelled to express our utter aston
ishment to find him attempting to so mask
the depravity of certain parties in Columbia
as to cast undue reflections upon Democrats
of honor, who always have been, are yet,
, and will be in future, found working upon
nothing but the pure Democratic principles,
not only of nominations, but also of the gen
eral and well defined political policy of the
old and steadfast and patriotic principles of
the party at large. We say, we are sorry to
find that pen digressing from pure Democ
racy, for the purpose of serving mammon ;
we are sorry to find it worshipping strange
Idols and go whoring among the principles
of the Chicago Republican Platform, as in
terpreted, by the one branch of the Repub
Lean party. But what of this article ? It
The people of the county must make nom
inations in a lair ana regular manner, with
out the interference of politicians at the
county seat, who can only interfere to per
vert the pystcm of nomination into an instru
ment of great mischief and eviL
The truthfulness of this no one denies,
and it is well known that but for the interfe
rence of a few individuals at the county
seat, together with two cr three others in
adjoining townships, the nomination of Co
lumbia county's choice for Senator would
have been made -with but little difficulty.
"Politicians at the county seat" were so de
termined to "pervert the system of noini
Dation', that they were not satisfied to be
directed even by the county, but before our
County Convention was held, entered info a
concerted plan by which, with the aid of
a small clique in Montour county, they could
defeat their opponents, provided Columbia
opposed them. "We have now a well classi
fied example of the "great mischief anl
evil" arising from an interference by politi
cians working to defeat the recommenda
tions of the County Convention for the ex
press purpose of gratifying the ambition and
) selfishness of a central clique.
It is well said by the : writer that such
working of a clique "is to bo guarded against
constantly by all good men who are concern
ed in party nominations." And it is further
well said, that "the existing disturbance
in this county upon the Representative ques
tion arises from a disregard of these views."
Had it not been for a total disregard of par
ty rules and a prior compact made to fraud
ulently overthrow the will1 of the Columbia
County Convention there would have been
no disturbance and all would passed smooth
ly. But wo ask in all candor and in a desire
looking to the interest of party and party
nominations, shall we not abide by the di
rection of a County Convention? Shall we
call the people in convention for the special
purpose of nominating, and then allow a
few individuals, a clique, to t&j, with im
punity, the wishes of the people shall not
be respected, but the convention thali be
repudiated? If this be so, then there need
be no convention called, but let two or three
individuals meet and say a certain person
shall be supported by Columbia, or we, by
the combined force of other counties', will
prevent the nomination of another man in
Columbia. Such has been the conduct of a
clique in this county, and Mr. Chalfant wil
lingly became a party to the fraud. Hence
the disturbance. A few have by thi3 means
established a " Central Directory" not only
for Columbia but for the counties joined in
the Senatorial District, and prepared a
scheme by which if they cannot be success
ful themselves in Columbia, will yet put their
foot upon whomsoever may oppose them.-r-
Thi, voten of Columbia, is a "Central Di
rectory" of the most objectionable c!ass,
and through its work the Columbia county
Convention was entirely ignored, and we
Etand to-day prepared to act not a3 bolters
hot yet asjiding any "Central Directory"
but to condemn those inciting and forming
bolts ; and to pursue the path as directed
by the Convention of Columbia. Again this
or.-',- p--3. a fw tnen. t: " Uf7eJ with
and Conferees, have set up a candidate of
their own. The writer of the article in the
"Campaign" himself was well aware that
the dissatisfaction was entirely in his own
clique, and that they overturned and by
fraud made void a conditional nomination
by actually preventing, through intrigue
with a Montour clique, the performance of
the condition. There was no belt needed,
because no candidate was in the field, and
the only thing to be done was to make a
To Work, Democrats
Democrats of Columbia county are you
ready for the battle ? Are you ready to meet
the foes of the Union at the polls ? Are you
organized ? Are you watchful ? Are you vig
ilant ? Are you prepared to strike a mighty
blow for the Constitution, for Clymcr, and
the Union? If not, then get ready at once,
for the day is fast approaching when your
strength will be needed and your blows will
tell. The enemy are working day and night,
and intend to poll every vote in their organ
ization. See that you arc equally ready, and
have out every Democratic voter in the
county. Let U3 give the largest Democratic
majority that has ever been polled in Colum
bia county. The magnitude of the issue at
stakehas never been exceeded in any political
campaign, and we trust the Democracy will
need no further incentive to spur them to
Chalfant on Figures.
"We observe by a late issue of the Danville
Intelligencer, that Captain Chalfant has as
serted that Montour county gave Colonel
Tate a larger vote, when he was elected to
the Legislature in 1S61, than he received in
Columbia county. This is simply one of the
"Roorbacks," which go into the Danville
and Bloomsburg "Campaigns." In that
election, the vote stood for Mr. Tate :
In Columbia county 2,569 votes.
InMonlour " 1,102 "
Columbia giving Colonel Tate. ..1,407 major
ity over Montour.
Here are the facts and figures which will
not lie. Will Mr. Chalfant correct the as
rertion and tell his readers that the Democ
racy of Columbia then gave Mr. Tate more
than two to one over Montour ? "We'll sec.
The men who have control of the Cam
paign would have the honest people of Co
lumbia County believe that they were the
only true, simon-pure Democrats in the
county ; and that they are ths only men ca
pable to give advice as to what candidates
should be supported for office. Well, Dem
ocrats, if these men are competent to be
your guides note, at a time when we live in
comparative peace, why were they not com
petent to direct and control our affiiirs when
we were living in rear times ? Then they
were unwilling to be spoken to or of as Dem
ocrats ; they would not, at that time, per
mit Democratic newspapers to be read in
their stores, nor allow Democratic hand-bills
a place in their establishments. Now, these
are facts and can be substantiated by num
bers of prominent and respectable citizens.
Yet these same weak-kneed, milk and water
Democrats would undertake to talk to the
Democratic party now and ask that party to
sustain them and their candidates. Will
the Democratic party place anyconfidencc in
these men now ? At a time when good
counsel would have been acceptable, these
men, fearing, probably, that anything that
they might advise, would not be profitable,
they deserted the Democratic party, hid in
their houses, endeavored to have Constitu
tions of Democratic Clubs destroyed, forbid
people reading Democratic papers in their
places of business, and manifested the weak
ness of old women rather than tho courage
of strong men.
Vote for El well.
Every man who is opposed to negro equal
ity will vote for Elwell for Congress.
Every man who is opposed to negro suf
frage will vote for Elwell.
Every man who is opposed to increased
taxation will vote for Elwell.
Every man who is opposed to taxation
without representation will vote for Elwell.
Everyman who is opposed to another war
will vote for Elwell.
Every man who is a friend to the Presi
dent will vote for Elwell.
Every person man who i? opposed to the
Constltuional amendments will vote for El"
In short, all who are opposed to Radical
ism, will vote for Elwell.
Little on Tickets,
Little, in his Campaign, says that Dr.
John 13 to print Col. Tate's name along with
tue xrpuuucan lusec lor circulation, lias
is not the fact. Dr. John has nothing to do
with Tate's tickets. Democratic printing
offices in this Pi-rtiiet, will print the regular
Democratic Ticket, with Colonel Levi L.
Tate's name inserted for Representative.
We hardly think that Mr. Little would make
such a statement, viz : " Tbat Dr. John is
printing Tate's tickets," for he is not given
to such base lying. We print " the ticket,
the whole ticket, and nothing but the tick
et." The Campaign might as well save its
gas upon this subject.
KS-IIiESTEa Cltmeu, our increasingly
populaj candidal for Governor of this State
in the course of a speech delivered in the
Senate, January 11, 1862 said : "I am here
to-day to deny for myself, and I believe
for the great body of the. Democratic party
of this State, that they recognize anything
like the right of secession tf any State. I
deny. I say, the right of any State to secede,
and I go further I tell you that the De
mocracy of this State, with one heart and
feeling, applaud the gallant Anderson for
his defense of tho property of tho United
States. If he should go further still, and al
low no flag but the Stars and Stripes to float
within the range of his guns, Iforone would
say amen to his deeds. There I stand. I
say that South Carolina has no cause for se
cession or rebellion, and that it should be
put down by the strong arm of the govern
ment." tST Every Democrat Ehould attend the
election on Tuesday next and vote the whole
What political campaign for the past five
or six years, or at least within our recoil ec
tion,did Peter Ent, Stephen Miller, (or any
one of that party who are at present hard
at work for the candidate from Montour for
Assembly,) take a3 active a part in as they
are doing in the 'present campaign? Here
tofore they were the very persons to'lay at
home, attending to their own private busi
ness, and leave all the hard work to be borne
by other men. They never attended a school
house meeting unless it was held in their im
mediate neighborhood, and not then until
they were "drummed out" by others more
zealous in the cause of Democracy. But
this Fall, since they have been secretly work
ing all Summer with the worst enemies of
the Democratic party, they can print a cam
paign paper, hire horses, peddle papers,
attend every meeting in the county, even
those in the most remote parts, where, at
other times, they could not le persuaded to
attend Now, why is this? What, causes
them to arouse from their long lethargic
sleep? Is it because they feel such a deep
interest in' the success of the Democratic
party? No! not a bit of it. ' A few years
ago, had it not been for such men as are
found upon our Ticket, the Democratic par
ty of this County would have been destroy
ed. Its organization was only maintained
by the bold and fearless men of our party
the men who dared speak out men who
dared print a democratic paper, and men
who dared allow democratic newspapers be
read in their places of business. V
It can't be that these men have such a
deep interest in the harmony and success of
the Democratic party that causes them to
thus spend their time and money. If that
is the case, why did they not manifest such
a feeling years ago, when our party needed
some bracing up ; at a time, too, when every
power on earth was arrayed against that
party? Then they, "like rats, deserted the
sinking ship," as they choose to call it.
These men talk about their Democracy !
O, shame where U thy blush I It is clearly
understood, at least by all who know these
parties, that it is not for the cause of Democ
racy they a laboring. If it wa, they would
have had the democratic harness on, and
ready to help sustain the rarty, in all pajt
campaigns. The secret is, they arc Danville
Agents, and who knows but that they are
in the interest of SIMON CAMERON !
They are the only set of men that pretend
to be informed as to the Winnebago's where
abouts. They are spending money work
ing hard for tlie success of Capt. Chalfant.
When there was no money in the campaign
these men did not work wasn't democratic
but in the pre. ent contest they are working
like beavers, and the natural inference is,
thry arc paid!
The Democracy. Abused.
" WHY DIDN'T THE WHISKEY
BRIGADE PUT UP A CANDIDATE
AGAINST GEO. D. JACKSON FOR
SENATE, AS WELL AS AGAINST
CAPTAIN CHALFANT FOR REPRE
SENTATIVE? AND ALSO AGAINST
OUR NOMINEE FO 11 CONGRESS,
AND OTHER CANDIDATES ?" Lit
Just look at the insolence of this man
Little. He calls the whole Democratic
S anding Committee of Columbia County,
the Repre Tentative Conferees, and those
persons who signed a letter to the Commit
tee, asking the nomination of Colonel Tate
for Representative, "THE WHISKEY
BRIGADE!" Take the Committee, the
Conferee?, and the signers of the letter to
the Committee, and a more industrious,
sober and respectable class of men dees not
reside in Columbia County, yet this Cam
paign, published under the au?p:ces of Lit
tle, Miller & Co., styles them as "THE
WHISKEY BRIGADE!" When a set
of men are found reaching down in the very
bottom of the cesspools of nastincss for bil
lingsgate language, it is the best kind of
evidence of the weakness of their cause.
The Democracy of Columbia may feel them
selves highly complimented by this a?.tute
editor, in calling them a "Whiskey Bri
gade," but wc have our doubts whether
they will' appreciate .the compliment in a
manner desired by the party that gave the
name. These Campaignites are making a
record for themselves that will not be envied
by any lover of right, justice and respecta
bility. For Soldiers.
The Radical Congress voted $300 Boun
ty to the BLACK soldier, none of whom
served over two j-ears.
They voted 5100 to the WHITE soldier of
1SG1 and 1SG2.
They appropriated money to . pay the
BLACK soldier S300.
They did not appropriate the money to pay
the WHITE soldier 5100.
The Radical Congress voted 57,000,000 to
keep the NEGRO in idleness.
The WniTE MAN has by hard work to
pay this tax.
Ricn Readixo. Hon. Charles Sumner,
Of Mozambique, with Other illnslmtmna'
given in the October number of the Phreno
logical Journal. Also, Social Science; Dreams
and Dreaming; Psychology; Physiology;
Physfognamy and Phrenology. It is a very
interesting number only 20 cents or $2 a
year. Address lowler & Wells, 389 Broad-
iSSacUU?CttS : linv. . amra I.
South Carolina; John N. Nnves; John
1 lernont ; Wm. Hrtrvpv. and K'nfTir Chr
The Democracy Abused by the
The new half-sheet, called the Campain,
publibhed in the interests of the Pipe-layers,
who want to break down the Democratic par
ty of the county, has betrayed itself in many
respects ; that is, it has shown that it favors
the ancient enemy, to wit, the Abolitionists.
The editor and proprietors of this new anti
democratic sheet, , can, of course, publish a
papor in the interest of the Abolitionists if
they please, but we shall take pains to keep
the Democracy informed in regard to their
true position, so that no one will be mislead.
The small crowd that manage this new con
cern, in their extreme zeal to advocate the
claims of the Abolitionists, in a quiet way,
have forgotten that they will make nothing,
by abusing, in scandalous language, the
great Democratic party of the County. In
the last issue of this new half-abolition sheet,
the Democracy of Columbia county, vrho
put Col. Tate in nomination, are styled the
" WHISKEY BRIGADE." What insult !
Shall this new-fangled, half-abolition, Mer
curial sheet, be thus allowed to insult the
Democracy of the Star County of the North?
Shall these new men, who have started a
new paper, in the interests of leading Abo
litionists, be thus permitted to insult the
Democracy of the County? As a piece of
presumption, to call the Democratic Stand
ing Committee of Columbia county, and
the Representative Conferees, and the hun
dreds of respectable gentlemen whose names
are affixed to the document setting forth the
reasons why Col. Tate was the regular nom
inee for Representative, this piece of pre
sumption, to say nothing of the insult offer
ed to the Democracy in general, is pat
comprehension. And this insult will not
soon be forgotten. Why it is that these
men, who have started this new paper,
should have considered it necessary to thus
villainously abuse the Democratic authori
ties of the County, as well as the large num
ber of Democrats who signed the call, which
number might have been immensely increas
ed if the pains to obtain their names had
been taken, why it is that the Democratic
Standing Committee cf the County, and the
whole party are thus insulted, can be ex
plained only in one v. ay. The nrjc paper
men are in the interests of the Abolitionists.
This, Democrats, explains the mystery.
Stand true to yourselves, and to the inter
ests of your county. Remember the words
of Washington as to "entangling alliances."
Kep clear of theso Pipe-layers. Stand by
Col. Levi L. Tate, the nominee of the De
mocracy of Columbia county for Representative.
Some scribbler in the Campaign tells the
readers of that little paper that Simon Cam
eron is a candidate for United States Sen
ator. Bless his poor simple soul, this is not
news to any person. Mr. Cameron is a
candidate, and has been for the past four
years. In the mean time stool one defeat
by Hon. C. R. Bi ckalew. He was in bet
ter standing in his own partyat that day than
he is now, and could not then, with all his
attempts at corruption, be elected. That
" all Republican candidates arc for him" is
simply false; and the writer who makes
such an assertion, cither knows nothing
about what he is writing, or else has no re
gard for his reputation as to truth. Demo
crats, beware of candidates for Assembly
who are supported by fishy Democrats and
Johnson men, for Simon will wig-wag them.
They are the men who have abandoned all
principle for what the loaves and furies,
and their motto is "rule or ruin."
Little and the Campaign.
Tt would be amusing, if it were net vexa
tious, to see how earnestly Mr. Little, in the
Pipe-iayers' paper, the Campaign, labors
in the interests of Montour. Of course,
there is no bad feeling here against Montour,
and all that we say is, that having cordially
agreed that Montour should have one mem
ber of the General Assembly, and she hav
ing agreed that Columbia should have the
other member, which arrangement was coolly
repudiated by Mr. Chalfant and his especial
friends, and by unscrupulous politicians
here, that the Democracy of neither Colum
bia nor Montour will stand it. The Standing
Committee and the Conferees have placed
Colonel Tate in nomination,"and the Democ
racy will elect him.
The Democracy of Columbia will find
themselves nobly sustained by the Denioc-
racy or ner sister, .uontour. iur. J nomas
Chalfant will find, on the second Tuesday of
October, that his associations with the Pipe
livers who totally ignored the claims of Co
lumbia, after they had been gencrou.-Jy con
ceded by Montour, will not be profitable.
The true Democracy of Montour are with
the true men of Columbia, and Mr. Chal
fant will so find it. Montour knows that
CoL Tate has been fairly nominated.
Our friend, 3Ir. Chalfant, has lost his
temper. But we shJl not lose ours. He
says heavy things of the " Democrat and
Star," in his last issue accuses us of lying,
&.C. But he faiL to bring home the "lie I"
just as he failed to redeem his published
pledge to meet the people of Columbia and
explain how it was that he and his manag
ing Pipe-layers cheated Columbia county out
of the Senator. Keep cool, Thomas, keep
It is said that the Old Winnebago Chief,
Simon Cameron, was in the County recent
ly. The curiosity is, how much money did
lie leave with the Tipe-laycrs to defeat Col.
Such proceedings are shameful ! To think
that the will of the Democracy shall be de
feated by Abolition money !
Our nominee for Senator iaapopularman ;
will run in this District like a race horse.
He has been twice elected to a seat in the
Legislature by our people and made a good
representative. Because he lives in a strong
Democratic District is no reason why every
Democratic rote should not be cast for him.
From the North Branch Democrat. "
On the Duty of Election Boards
in Reference to Receiving or
Rejecting Votes of Alleged
Mr. Editor : Having been consulted by
several officers of Election Boards, in differ
ent Districts of this county, in reference to
their duty under the late Act cf Assembly
which purports to disfranchise all persons
whose names appear upon certain rolls lately
furnished by the Adjutant General, and hav
ing promised to examine the question at an
early day and make known to them through
the medium of the county papers, or other
wise, the result of such examination, I here
with submit the following opinion, in fulfill
ment of my promise.
The recent Act of Assembly derives its
vitality, if any it has, from the Act of
Congress of 3d March, 1865, which imposes
forfeiture of rights of citizenship as an ad
ditional penalty for the crime of desertion,
and extends such penalty to all persons duly
enrolled who shall depart their several Dis
tricts with intent to avoid any draft, &c.
This act of Congress has received a judi
cial construction from the Supreme Court of
this State since the passage by the Legisla
ture of the Act of Assembly now under
consideration. It is probable that the mem
bers of the late Legislature would have spar
ed themselves the pains bestowed upon this
statute if they had had an opportunity to
examine the decision of the Supreme Court
before its passage.
This Act of Assembly forbids election offi
cers "to receive any ballots from any per
sons embraced in the provisions and subject
to the disability imposed, by said Act of Con
grcss," and imposes certain penalties for a
violation of its provisions. It also imposes
similar penalties upon all persons so disqual
ified, who shall vote, or ofifer to vote at any
election, as well as upon all persons who
shall "persuade or advise'" any election officer
to receive the vote of any such person or per
sons. By (he very terms of this statute we are
referred to the Act of Congress before men
tioned for a specification of the class of pc-r-sonsintenied
tobe embraced in its provisions,
and the Supreme Court has decided in the
case of llnber vs. I!', illy, that this class only
includes su-.h persons as have been d uly con
victed by a Court Martial, lawfully consti
tuted, of the offence of desertion.
The Supreme Court recognizes the power
of Congress to impose a forfeiture of tho
right to vote as a part of the penalty fur the
offense of desertion, but di.-tinctly holds that
neither this nor any other part or iu lion of
the penalty prescribed by law can be impos
ed until a Court Martial duly con-titued
shall have determined the guilt of the offend
er that this Act of Congress must be con
sidered in connection with other Acts relat
ing to the same subject, constituting together
a system defining the offence, and its pun
ishment, and prescribing the tribunal author
ized to take cognizance of it that this
whole subject belongs, not to State, but to
Federal jurisdiction that Congress can no
more pass over to State tribunals of any
sort, jurisdiction of offences njrainst the State
that the penalties cannot be imposed in
part by one tribunal and in part by another,
and that in no case can a Board of diction
officers le considered a competent court for
the trial of persons charged with this offence,
and the imposition of airy part of the pen
alty prescribed thcreior.
And why should not this be so held? The
Constitution of the Commonwealth provides,
among other things, that in all criminal
prosecutions the accused shall have infor
mation of the nature and cause of the accu
sation, in order that he may be prepared to
meet the same. This statute provides for no
actual previous notir-e to him of any sort of
accusation. The Constitution gives to hiiathc
right to meet the witnesses against him face
to face. The statute makes imperfect lists
manufactured expartc and upon mere hear
say prima facie evidence of guilt. The Con
stitution gives to him the right to compulsory
process to secure the attendance of his own
witnesses. The statute gives to this ne-.Uy
invented court no power to issue any process
whatever for such purpose, nor any powitri
to enforce obedience thereto. The constitu
tion gives to him the right to a trial "by
due process of law." The Supreme Court
say that a trial by the Election Board is not
by due process of law. The constitution de
clares that no person shrill be twice put in
jeopardy for the same offense. The statute
proposes to infiict the "additional penalty"
on a conviction by an election board, leaving
the remainder to the tribunal having juris
diction of the offense.
And what a tribunal is created by this act
of assembly for the trial of persons accused
of this offense ! The officers composing it,
though unsworn to try issues in criminal cuts
111:13 act both as prosecutors and as judges.
Without power to enforce attendance cf wit
nesses, to make and preserve a record of tri
als, convictions and acquittals, their judge
ment, when rendered is binding upon no
other tribunal. At the next election a new
set of judges try the accused again for the
same offense, and perhaps impose another
fraction of the same penalty. In case of ac
quittal in bar by a former board, he cannot
plead such acquittal of another prosecution
for the same offense. Indeed, the idea of
such a court for such a purpose would be
laughable if it had not been dignified by the
legislative assent. It would be ridiculous if
it were not monstrous. Says Mr. Justice
.Strong in the case before cited, "It would
be very absurd to suppose that two trials and
Uvo condemnations for one crime were intend
ed, or that it was designed that a criminal
might be sentenced in one court to undergo
part of the punishment denounced by the
law, and be punished in another court by
the imposition of the remainder." Probably
these modern courts would find, in the more
populous districts, but little time fojthe per
formance of their ordinary and legitimate
duties after trying and passing judgment
upon all those parties who are made gui!t3',
prima facie, by having their names written
in the book of the Adjutant General. Their
judicial machinery would be required tomove
with very great rapidity to enable them to
"clear tho docket" within the time allowed
aHcjh?tiTibb rjhera selves with the
little duties that have heretofore devolved
upon election boards. As the accused has a
right, guaranteed by the constitution, to' be
defended by counsel, it might be advisable
in this connection to consider how many cases
could be tried within the hours limited by
the law, under the most rapid mo Jo of ad
ministering justice recognized in our criminal
jurisprudence ; but as I desire to be brief, I
waive this inquiry, and state briefly the con
clusion to which I have arrived namely :
1. That if a duly authenticated record of
the trial and conviction by a Court Martial
of any person who may offer his vote at an3
election shall be produced before the officers
conducting such election, and such record
shall show the approval of the finding and
sentence of such court by the President or
the Secretary of War, or Navy, as the case
ma3be, it will be the duty of such election
board to reject such vote.
2. That "for the conviction and sentence
of such a court there can be no substitute."
Tt follows that the rejection of any vote vpon
this ground of challenge in the absence of
such record evidence of trial and conviction
would be vnlauful.
In view of the grave responsibilities, civil
as well as criminal, incurred i3 election offi
cers through the unlawful denial of the right
of suffrage, as7cll asofthe penalties threat
ened by the recent legislation for the recep
tion of votes of persons therein specified, I
have deemed this question one of too great
importance to be lightby considered, or to be
viewed from a mere partisan stand point,
and have therefore given to it such careful
examination and consideration as I have been
able to bestow. For m3.self, I have no doubt
of the correctness of the conclusion above
I mr.3 add that in the absence cf record
evidence of trial and conviction bv court mar
tial of the offense cf desertion, there is no
safer guide for election officers in the cr
fonnance of their duties then that afforded
13 the Constitution and general election laws
of this Commonwealth, with which they have
Ion;' been familiar.
Pame t the premiss tt the undriznerl in Sit.
Plerjant tow.i hip Columbia reunty on cr aliout t lie
"xtt cf Aujiift lat a wliil.- ho?, wt-icliing abaut one
li 11 n it r-fl ami fifty pounds supposed to b" nhout a yc.ir
old. The ownrr Is ri'qiK'stcd to romu forward prove
property, pn rli3r;r ali i take it aw ay, olherft iu it
will br ci oseJ of according to law.
1). K. APPLEMAN.
Mt. rieasant. Oct 3. ISi.C C w.
4 GENTS WANTED FOR THE
pi tyro in al book
Of ANECDOTE: AM) IM IlJEVTS of the rebellion.
There if a c-rtiin portiou of the war that will never
go into the regular tiitoriea. nor be einbodi.-d in ro
im :i nre jr po- try winch i a very real part of it, and
will, if prt'Srrvt'rf, convey to eiiecceflmc fenerations
abetter ilea of the spirit of the conflict tbau many
dry report or rareful narratives if event, and thio
part may hv railed the connip, the fun. the pntbo of
tfiewnr. Tin i'lntrntes the character of the lead
err. the humor of the oli!ier. th t'evliou of woui'-n,
the bravery of n-n, th: plurk of oijr heroes, the ro
iinnie and hardships of" the Service.
'J he volume N profusely illustrated w ith over 3'JO
encravni's by tin- firi-t a tito, which arc really beau
tiful ; nwiliy t ex a mi nation as rpecimeus cl the art.
1 any of tln-in are -t into the body of the ten, after
the , epuiar '!. of l.onin$'s Pi. tonsl Kielit Boon o.
Lie Kevol.itu ii. The beck's roiitenti include reimui
scrnree of camp, pikel, ppy, rout, bivouac, sieve
and battle field a 1 v iitu-es ; thrilling f -at ol bravt ry,
wit, drollery, comical and ludicrous adventures, etc.,
A in ii semen t a well as Instruction nny bo found in
every p.-ije. s jtraptuc detail. Lril lisnt vwit. anj u
theMic lnstoiy, urv kkil.fjily interwoven in tins work
'1 hi work sells lUelf 1 he people are tired of drv
detail and m tioii works , and want om.-tlimj hit.
morou", roiiiiitic and starliini;. Our agent are nuking
from S U to S-'ou pi-r no will clear of all expense.
J, n.l lor circulars, pi vine full pamriil'trs and see cur
term auJ pr uof ui i li aoove n-s riion. .
Address, NAl'inWL PI .5Llil I SC. CO.
. 5 7 Minor ti- 1 In.aJclj bia, Pa.
Oettb:-r 3. lrC6 4in.
73UIJLTC SALE OF VALUABLE EE-
- ALj ESTATE.
In piirouanee of an orJer of the Orphen's Court of
t.LZiriie county, l a , on
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, isno,
at 18 o'cloek in the forenoon, at the honse of Lewis
Lee. cn the premises. Lnivsnn Ituphes, administra
tor of the c-tale of John Huche. late of Cambra.
LiiZ'rne comity, deceased, will expo.e to gale all
tli e tfireu eoniij'iou tr-irts of land situate in the
township of t.oru-.t, in the county of t'oiumbia. ad
joiiiini? lands 'if "Hubert Watkii.s, jr.. Andy Keiiha,d.
John Peli". and others. The firnt ihoreof roiiiainuig
140 Acres and 90 IJerehe3,
cf w li if h i about one half cleared land, and in pood
state of cultivation, w hereon is erected a two nor)
fo:il i'.rirk Home, a large i'ank Ham. Spring house,
a blacksmith shop, and ut'ier huil'liiizs ; some fru it
tri eg. a larRe meadow and a n.-ver-faiiinj: spring near
the h' lise, the balance of sr.nl land is well-t mbcred
w ith wild'; oak, maple, and the best cf Chestnut.
'1 lie second the eof cont'i i',iii
99 Acres and G7 Perches,
of whirh more than half is cleared and in n pood
state of cultivation, the ba'ance is well limbered
with ino'l ev-eilent larre thrjfly chestnut, whits
oak and some Pine and liirkory.
The thud ihrr.'of c.'iit-iting
ofwhic.i a few aires is cleared; the most part of
it is limbT land, mid. considered by. many pi-isnns
to lie the best timber land in ihat vuinitv. Tho land
Is excellent, a never failing spnns of wit-r on it,
also a stream of water rurn.m; ihro'izh n!l of ihi
aforernid described tract, ami all of sai.l tr icts have
a pnh ic road running through tlum or joiaing on a
pub ic road.
s L(i, rive other contiguous trnxts of jr-md timScr
land situate in said township, and a .'joinmg lands
fcereiubef.ire describe I. The fi rst thereof cunt li :ii n ;
H acres and .'!) perches. The second Iheri-oi con
I a i . i n C 4i acres and 10 perches. I he third thereof
containing 'J acr.-s an l US perches. Th ; fourth
ther-ot containing 4j acres and Td perches. T.iu
filth thereof contain iii! W nrres ani';i p'-rches.
sir irt measure. :;ll ot said trac's are ell 1 1 inhered
with mot excellent rh'-lntit and other timber.
A l.sl". t ne other tract situate in snme tvnship,
adjoiiiiiie lands of Wright !Iu-h?, Saiu'l Mean and
1 5 Acres,
more oi less, whirh is well timbered w ith the best
ol l'h i-lnut. Also, oilii-r lot situate In the same
tr.w ns hip. near Mabtnw n, adjoining lands ofwi.iow
Troxel, the lo i's of widow Ko.ich and Joseph fail,
roniainini: three acres, improved laud. To be sold
as the property of said re-ceased.
K. li. riiLLINO-. Clerk O C.
1 LR MS : Ten per crnt of tht purchase manry to le
pr.td at IAS ttrikmg dvtr cf te prvorrty. tie remainder
the purdtate mvsry fo be paid as fillort : O.ie third
e:i the confirmation tf sale, one third on the 1st uf Jl;iril
.1. I. I"n7, at rhi, h time fotsesion vut be giren. mud
te Vi.'ance on Me 1st day if Apnl. .1 l. iri.r iri
irilt-rc.it n the tame Jrem the ittiy of .l'ril LtUT. The
punhajtr to pay Jor XJcid and H'amps
Xctolcr 3, J 0G.
jgXECUTOK S SALE
THE EXECL'Tnii S OF THE LAST WILL AD
1 estanient of Dani'-I rainier, late of Valley tow n
ship. Montour county, dec eased, w i .1 xpose to sa'c,
at public vendue on the premises, on
Thursday, Chtnbcr 2th, 1SG6,
All that ceriein plant.-tion ami tract of land f'tuate
in VaTi y township Montour county, adjoining land
of Dani.-I I'ursel. l' ler llaldy, Linanuel Sidler and
J a no-s fluids. ont.n nius mneiysc veil acres and forty-seven
perches strict measure, all of w hich is im
proved land. There is a quary of god Limestone
n this trad, simaie ahout there miles from Danville,
on th-? road leading to Jersejtowu. The improve
u:tni cousists of a
TWO S TORY FRAME HOrSf".
a Frame Hank Harn, Corn Cribs, aWell cf water at
the I'wellioc House, also at the Barn ; a good spring
f water near the dwelling. There is an Apple Or-
hard and oilier fruit on the premises. All grain in
the ground on day of sale is reserved, with the priv
ileeeot the Kei utors or tenant to enter upon the
r remises in the proper season, cut, store the grain in
fie barn, thresh and haul it away, he and they leav
in; the straw on the prruiises.
Also, at the same time and t lace, a Tract of Wood
Land, situate iu Valley township, aforesnd adjoin
ing lands belonging to the heirs of V i lliara Snyder,
II- nry Wintcrstevn, Joshua Sletler and Peter Ualdy,
THIRTEEN ACRE3 A "CD ONE HUNDRED AND
FIVE PERCH E:, strict measure. The above proper
ty to be sold pursuant to the directions contained in
the last Will and Testament of tbe sale Daniel Pal
Sale to commence at 10 o"eloek, of said day, wh eu
terms and conditions of sale will be made known by
AARON PALM Ml, i '
CH AKLESTHO.M A8, -wo'"t
. ttinrj M J " ti ,lll 1 , Dti, U, 1 CV', j
rpo HOTEL & SALOON KEEPERS
Of Plonmsbnrp and Coltitnbi Connty. I hare ap.
Iiomteu Mr. it. tMonner ;rni inn u'e or my Ale.
ortor, Urntvn flout, and l.ar Fleer, who will ap.
ply you at the ama price (anil with the aauie article.)
aa I would furnish yon from the brrwrry. Knnwinc
ibnt he will be punctual and and attentive to all
who may favor him with their trade, 1 aolicil iur
Itiiu your cuppurl. Very rco peMfu'ly,
KKEI l. AUEft.
Steam Brewery, Reading, Pa.
September 20, 18CG
IUMBERj ' "
Manufactured to order at HTfftICO (MILL, Ro
Township, Luzerne County, Pa.,
Oa!, Elc-taluck, Jlnplci Bats,
PIVB. POP". A ft AND BEACH, &e.. for 8ale at tha
MILL, or delivered at any point on the Kailroad
reached or ronncrted with it. . '
ft 7" Addremi. the ut.criher. at Wvnmine Ln
retne Cotintv. or JAMES JACKSON, the Sanrv'er mt
llnrveyville P. O. -wyer, at
The Aim Pr.ipi rty. with two Hoiioe. Burn and nth
er improvement, turrotmded by about U3U Ar,r.-a of
Land. 13l0 of whirh remains heavily Umbered ia
now for tale at a bmgaiu, ty .
WILLI A VI IIENHY.
Wyoming, Luzerne County, p
SfptemSer'-C 18i3S.-3.ii. J. .
QUIt STARCH GLOSS
Is thr only Article used by
Firsl Class lo!C3, :.a-i-nj-ries,
:ar Tho titan:! ot
Fa miJj c.
It piires a henutifiil poli-h. makine thi ifm onus
mnntlilv ri , r , I . u I. . .
. j . .... ii, jn i n rim an, i raimr.
Oonds done up w uh it keep clean itlth longer con
sequently will not w ear out so soon.
It makes Old Linen look like Xew.
0!'R IMPERIAL HLL'E
Is 'lie Itgi-TiN in Would.
Tt is soluble in i.urj as well as soli water. It I
pm up in the safest, neatest, and nu.t convenient
form of any offered to Hie public
is ttarnatt'J noi fo Streak
Afents wanted evervu-fif-rn tM 'l..n .... r .
traordinary Inducement. Address,
fiv i univ r AKC'II GLOSS CO,
No. airs riiliii Ft , New York.
September 26, ISHC- 4ni - A & Co.
THE GREAT CAUSE
HUMAN ' MISERY.
Just Published, in aSt ttltd rf . Price six ttntt.
A Lecture on the Nnlu.e. Treatment, and Kadicnl
Cure of S-minai Weakness, or r'pi r.niiton hoa. In
voluntary Lmi'sionR, Sexual Debility, and Impedi
ments to .Vnrrinse generally. Nervousness, Con
sumption, KpiUpy, and F'l ; Mental and Phys.cal
Lnrnpaeity. r'-snlliug from Self Ab.ise, Sec I5y HO 3
ERT J CI LVERWELL. M. 1 Author of tha
' Green Book.' to
The world-reno ned author, in this admirable Lec
ture, c early proves from hisown experience lhat
the nwfiii consequences 'f teif Abuse may bo effect
ually removed w nhout medicine, and without dan
eeroussti gical operations, bougies, instruments.
i-in's, or cordials, pointing out a mode of cure at
once cerluiu and i Ifectunl, by wnicli every sufferer,
no matter what his condition may be, may cure him
sulf heupl y. pri votely. ami radically. I'M IS I. KC
TCRK WILL PROVE A DOON TO THOUSAND:
Sent, under seaj. in a plain envelope, to any ad
dress, on receipt of six cents, or two postage stamp
by addressing the pjblishera.
Also. Dr. CULVER WELL'S "Marriage Guide,
price '5 cents.
Address the publishers.
'HAf. J. C. KLIN'E . CO.
127 Bowery, New York, PostOllics! Imx, 45HS.
Bcpt. I elk".
WHO are onleeiJ-d in regard to the kind of ma
nure they shall nee for
we beg to submit the following 'citers.
BAUGH'S RAW HOSE
M'PKR-FBOSPJJATE OF LIMB
is especially well adapted to the formation cf
The leaf and stalk of a prowisp crop, f reatej with)
this manure may not always indicate so lull a sue
cess as I lie weight of the erain p-r acre will show.
nd we confidently asure all farmers that il I heir
bervation is Directed to this point, the substantial
value of this nid established manure will be wore
than ever demonstrated .
jEHLRVM.r.. Chester Co.. Pa., An. 15. lfifif,.
Mrssns sion. Iisoiheks at Co, le" Peail St., N. Y.
lir.4K bias Vouis of the I th has been rectif -d.
You a i-k me for my cxpeiieuce in the use cf your
li aw II one fnpi-r i'hofi'liate. I applied it to wheat
last fall, at the rate cf three hundred and twenty
pounds per a''. ulunjc aide of barn yard nil
li'.ire Ills result w i that the w heat w bert tbe Tho.
phate w as ut wa
III". A V I Lit. allliou
c.Uier portion of I
was very iii-,iiifesl
therefore I can rei
much the Mr: ST II E S.DE1J an l
i noi so much STR A IV as oa Ike
e field. The i Heel it produced
-exceeding far my expoclalions,
.ajinend it as a fertilizer, intend
it on my v heat ilus fall,
ing to ue mi re o
Ej.rviv , Chetti-r co.. Pa- Aug 17. 1V.
Vrssrs. I! aim it & r"oMs. GcNTi.ciirK ; Having used
your I hosph-iie of Lime on a wheat crop, i have no
hei atioti iu rctummeiiiiiiig it aa a good and DU&.-
Yoius. Very Respectfully,
BAL'GH S RAW BONE SUPER-l'llOdl'HATli OF
LI M E.
For Sale by dCOTTit JAMHOV.
S -pteniber io, IPr.G, It. Caljw issa. Fa"
QKPilA-NS' COURT SALE.
Estate of Van id Snyder, deceased.
pnrnance of an order of the Orphans' Court of
Columbia County. Pennsylvania, on
Thursday, the '2!h day of October, 1SCG,
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and to continue from
day to day until sold. W illiam Snyder and banicl
y.ier, jr , administrators ol Daniel nnyiler, late of
Hloom township, in said county deceased, will ex
pose to sale by poblic vendue, at the Court House iu
liloomrbar;, Columbia County, Pa-,
A Corfsin Tract of Lnnd,
situate in Madison township. Columbia County, ad-
juMiin; lands law of JaiOb Girton, deceased, on Ihj
u.irth. th" ht-irs of John lit 1 ler and o'herg on the
south and west, an J lauds now or late of ft-tcr Hel
ler on th-; east, containing
ONE nrVDREO AN'D SIXTY-THREE ACRB?
AXU t-''X PLI'i'lll'S. strict measure. There is en
tli : premises a good two story Frame House.) good
nanit i.arn. an i ,-pp ic wrcuaru, ana anout one hun
dred art's improved land.
AI.-O, the iiririvuled one. third part of a certain
lot of c round. Bitunte in liloomshure, lying on the
west side f First street of said town, adjoining a
Im uf liurl'-y and Cathriirt on the east, lands belong.
ii'3 to the liloom-bnrg Rkilrojd Iron Company un the
west, ii urlej an. i t . -mo an on tne south and west.
anrt I ir.-t Htr ri-l f said tuwn on the south, contain
mi iii front filty one fevt and in depth one hundred
mid seventy two feet. There is on the premises a
iwo-rtory fiaiuc bouse with basement, and frame
li'iuse eiie story and a half
AISO the undivided one-half pa rt of a certaia
trail or let of land, situate in Cata wissa tlownship,
Col . mini county, bounded on the north by the River
."--U'j-.ii ti.iuii.i. and other lands or the deceased, on
llu east ami we,t bv lands of Daniel Shuiuin and
others and Joseph Hen. er-lmt on the south, contain
1113 forly-three acres and thirty four pereaes s'rict
iiii-astire. There is 011 the premises a frame dwel
ling house, bank barn, and about thirty acres im
proved. ALSO, t lie undivided one-hslf part of a certain lot
or tr.n't Ol" I J id situate iuCatawisa township aiore
snid, aiijoiuiug laud of Daniel tMiuuian and Elus
Kruin 011 the notlli, the last above mentioned tract
on the rat-t. the Uiver tusquehauna on the south,
containing Fourteen Acres and Fiur Perches, strict
measure, all timber land.
A LSO. a certain lot of ground situate in Orange
ville. 111 said county, adjoining- a lot of w idow Marts
on the w est, a lot ot w idow Kline on the east, Ur-aiiE-vrle
Academy lot on tbe south, and Market
Street ou the north, containing thirty perches,
JLatE COLEMAN, Uerk.
CONDITIONS OF SALE.
Th-! share of Mary Snyder, the widow of the in
testate, in the severe! premises to remain in the
hands of the purchasers during her natural life, the
interest tln r-of to be regularly and annually paid to
her by the purchaser or purchasers, his or their heirs
or assigns, holding the premises, to be recovered by
distress or otherwise as rents are recoverable tit this
Commonwealth and which the slid widow shall take
in full satisfaction of her dower in the several prem
ises aad at her cecease her share of the purchase
money to be paid to ihose legally entitled thereto
len p. r cent, of tw o-thirds ol the purchase in en.
cy to be paid by the purchasers to the administrators
on the dv of sale. Oue balf of the balance of tha
two-thirds tc tie paid on the first day of April 18u7
The remaining half of the two-thirds of the pur
chase i.ionty on the first day of April. let;a. with iu
terest frrf.11 the first day of April, lro7. Deeds to be
madiito the purchasers on tbe first day of April 18o7
upon .their giviug bonds wuh mortgages oa the
premises to secure the deferred-payments. All grant
is the grourdon tbe several tracts of land is reserv
ed, with the privilege to the owner or owners to enter
upon the premises 10 the proper seasons, and cut.
store, thresrt and haul it away, he and Xhir leaving
the straw on the premises.
Wil.LIAM SNYDER. 1 . .
DANlfcL SNYDER. I""-
ALSO. At tbe same time and place the andersigaea
will offer tbe following valuable tract cr parcel of
land, situate nouh east of Bloomsburg. adjoining hi
farm and lying alon the t ublie rood leading ts Espy,
containing SEVENTY-FIVE ACRES more or less,
in a good state of cultivation.
Cr Terms wiil be made kown on the'dny ofssla
y DAMJiL. YDiX
M03F,8 COFFM AV, Auctioneer,
a loomsburg, gept. Sta. I00A.