Columbia democrat and star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1867, October 10, 1866, Image 2

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. M. PrrTMniiL k Co.. 37 Far Row New York
M duly authorised to solicit aud receive subscrip
tions aid advertising tor toe Dewerml It ttmr, pub
lished at Bloomstoorg, Columbia county, fa.
Patrons of the Democrat and
" Berere illness prevented me last week from
appearing before you as Associate Editor of
this paper. Jly name, however, as you have
seen, was announced. have only to say
that I shall use my best endeavors to meet
your wishes. At all events I 6hall at all
times be found tattling for the cause of hu
man advancement, which of course includes
the principles of Democracy. Being untried,
and, to some extent, inexperienced, I ehall
ask your forbearance for the present, hoping
that my future career may warrant the stand
I have taken as a public journalist,
Harmony in the South.
A correspondent of the Texas Herald gives
the following statement of the harmony
" which exists among people of all opinions in
the interior of Texas. It would be universal
. but for the Radical agitators :
When the war closed, many feared that
when the eoldiera those who went North
and those who sought protection in the brush
from what they doubtless regarded as tyran
ny and oppression returned to their homes,
that all theold grudges and ill-feelings that
were created during the war would be open
ed afresh, and that our towns and villages
would be almost a constant scene of the most
serious riots and difficulties, but I am hap
py that I am able to say that here such is
net the case. All have, like true men, re
turned to their usual vocations, and seem to
be determined to let the past die with the
past and sink into oblivion. They meet on
public occasions, transact their business with
less hard feeling, (apparently,) intoxication
and exhibition of desperation, if possible,
than before the war begun ; and although
two different parties have ever since the
close of the war, and do yet exist here, not
one single .difficulty, that resulted seriously,
has taken place in this county.
A writer in the Fall River (Mass) News
bitterly complains that nearly one-half of the
children in that place does not go to school.
There are 4,330 children there between the
ages of five and fifteen years, while the num
ber of scholars of corresponding ages in all
the public schools is only 2,342, leaving
nearly 2,000 children out of the schools.
Thy Teason is given by the complainant :
"The children are placed at work in the fac
tories when they should be in the schools."
This is in moral Massachusetts, whose Con
gressmen voted $539,000 from the public
Treasury for black buck adults down in the
canebrakes of Louisiana, Texas and else
where in the South. But do provision was
made for schooling the white children in
Massachusetts, or for "protecting," by the
Bureau or otherwise, white infants of five
years of age irom being doomed to the sla
very of factory life for the benefit of their
"philanthropic" parents.
There is an old and well known principle,
among all classes of men, that striking an
antagonist "when he is down" is very mean
business. The principle appFes with pecu
liar force to the present condition of things
in this country. National honor is quite as
important as indi ?id ual honor. The national
honor has been pledged over and over again
to the people of the North as well as of the
South, and the Radicals unhesitatingly vio
late the pledges. Bat are there not among
them men who can see the importance of
preserving the honor of the nation in the
eyes of the world, without reference to any
written or resolved pledges? A free people
striking and continuing to strike a prostrate
foe, trampling on him with iron heel, is not
a pleasant sight to the world. It does not
give to the world any exalted picture of
Ameaican politics or even of American civ
ilization. There never was an instance of
more complete submission than that of the
South. The utterly broken down condition
of the whole Southern mind passes descrip
tion. The honorable course for the Ameri-
can people, the course which would justify
our claim to be exponents of the true prin
ciples of liberty and free government, the
course which would convince the world that
our government is what we once called it,
the most beneficent on earth, would be to
gay to the prostrate States, "You have been
compelled to abandon your secession here
sies, and we now withdraw oar hands from
- your throafi, rise and govern yourselves ac
cording to the great principles we have all
learned in the progress of our common civil
ization. -
The contrary treatment i3 cowardly. It
indicates fear. It shows want of confidence
in the doctrine of self-government. It is
the conduct of. a man who has fought be
cause he hates his antagonist, and intends to
add torture and humiliation to defeat In
the present case it is equivalent to saying to
the world, " We have boasted a great deal
of free governments, but on the whole we
do not dare to trust some millions of our
own people, educated in our own system, to
govern themselves"
With what show of reason can we tell the
people of Europe that ours is a good system
of government, when they see such an cxhi-
bitioa of want of confidence in it on our own
part? They would rightly reply to our ar
gument that we cannot get along ourselves
without practicing the most tyrannical mea-
sures of their old autocracies ; that we erect
?-n aristocracy, pretending to base it on high
. moral principles, or on superior political and
social views, and that aristocracy governs
millions of non-voting, unrepresented citi
zens. For the whole course of the Radicals
towxrd the South is opposed to the first prin
ciples cf democracy and popular government.
Democratic Meetings.
On Monday of last week, the Democracy
of Benton Township held a political meeting
at the public house or John J. Stiles, which
was presided over by our venerable and
staunch Democratic friend, Abraham Yourig,
Esq. The meeting was organized at about
three o'clock. The speakers appointed for
the occasion were Hon. Levi L. Tate and
CoL John O. Freeze. The meeting being
called to order, CoL Freeze took the stand
and spoke at considerable length.
On Tuesday evening the Democracy of
Sugarloaf Township were addressed by Hon.
Levi L. Tate, at the house of Ezcjkiel Cole.
David Lewis was chosen President The
Democracy of the township and its sur
roundings were out in large numbers to hear
the war-horse of Columbia County Democ
racy fairly and ably discuss the living issues
of the day.
The Democracy of Espy, in Scott Town
ship, were addressed by 31. M. Traugh, Esq.,
and Col. John G. Freeze, on Tuesday eve
ning the 20th inst.
On Wednesday evening last, the Democ
racy of Catawissa held a meeting, which
was addressed by Hon. C. R. Buckalew.
lie made an able, argumentative speech.
On Thursday last tho-Democracy of Jack
son held an afternoon meeting which was
addressed by Hon. William II. Miller, of
Harrisburg, and Col. John G. Freeze. There
was a lerge attendance ; and on the evening
of the same day a meeting was held in the
Court House at this place, which was ad
dressed by Jliller, Gowan, of Fotfcsville, and
Buckalew. This was one of the finest meet
ings held in this place during the whole
campaign. A large delegation was in attend
ance from Light Street.
On Friday afternoon a large meeting was
held at Jersey town. It was addressed by
Freeze, Campbell, and Chalfant.
The Democratic Club, of this place, was
addressed on Saturday evening last by E. E.
Orvis, Esq., of Williamsport in a lengthy,
able, .argumentative speech of over two
hours in length. His theme was the Con
stitutional Amendments as passed by the
last Congress. He discussed the subject of
his remarks with more than the ordinary
ability found in stump speakers. At times
his remarks were quite eloquent, especially
towards the close. The longer he spoke the
more force and eloquence he seemed to throw
into the subject. We never saw an audience
more interested and attentive than the one
in attendance. The whole affair wound up
with giving cheers for the speaker, the
band and whole Democratic ticket.
The One-Mari Power.
Sumner will never forgive the President
for refusing to be led by the ears, a3 Simmer
wanted to lead him, and he sacrifices truth,
sacrifices decency, sacrifices every dictate f
propriety, for the poor satisfaction of mak
ing a sounding peroration to his imbecile
oration :
"The President, wielding the one-man
power, has assumed a prerogative over Con
gress utterly unjustifiable, and has underta
ken to dictate a fatal policy of reconstruction
which gives sway to rebels, puts off the
blessed day of security and reconciliation,
and leaves the best interests of the republic
in jeopardy. Treacherous to party, treach
erous to the great cause, and treacherous to
himself, he has set up his individual will
against the people of the United States in
Congress assembled. Forgetful of truth
and decency, he has assailed members as
'aFsassin?,' and has denounced Congress it
self as a revolutionary body, 'called or as
suming to be Congress,' and ' hanging on the
verge of the government,' as if this most
enlightened and patriotic Congress did not
contain the embodied will of the American
people. To you, each and all, I appeal to
arrest this madness. Your votes will be the
first step. The President must be taught
that usurpation and apostacy cannot prevail.
He who promised to be Moses and has be
come Pharaoh, must be overthrown, and the
Egyptians who follow him must share the
same fate ; so that it shall bo said now as
aforetime, 'and the Lord overthrew the
Egyptians in the midst of the sea.'"
It is but just to Mr. Sumnor to say that
we bclieve,that he was aware he wa3 uttering
untruths in this extract, but that he let that
little circumstance pass, rather than spoil
the effect of well rounded sentences. With
regard to his revolutionary appeals concern
ing the President, we are content, if it sd
pleases him, that he should make them, re
membering that the government is as strong
to-day againrt Northern conspirators as it
was against Southern traitors. Boston Com
Ben. F. Butler. Appleton's Cyclopedia
of Biography gives the following account of
one or fcpoQny Lutler s ancestral relatives:
Butler John. The atrocities committed
by this miscreant during the revolutionary
war almost exceed belief. He was a native
of Connecticut, but removed to the Gallev of
Wyoming, where, in 177S, at the head of
1,C00 men, of which 300 were Indians, and
the rest painted like Indian?, he attacked
the towns and villages of that romantic re
gion, and indiscriminately massacred those
who submitted as well as thoe who fought,
women and children as well as men. To the
question what terms would be granted, he
replied "the hatchet!" People of both
sexes and every age were indiscriminately
shut up in houses which were then set on
fire ; some were held down in the flames by
pitchforks, and in one instance, at least, a
poor wretch had his body stuck full of pine
knot splinters and then burned, etc.
Our only comment is "that blood will
tell.' "
13- Thaddeu3 Stevens says that if the
present Congress is not a legally constituted
body, etc., then the government bonds were
not legally issued. Not so fast, Thaddeus.
When the bonds were issued, all the States
were represented in Congress that could be,
or that would be. Now, however, the thing
is changed, and all the States may be and de
sire to be represented, but nearly one-third
of them are violently kept out of Congress
by the Radical Rump. The dullest mind
can perceive the sophistry of Thad's argu
ment. . -.
rw.a r
Democracy and Conservatism
The White Boys in Blue Have
been About.
Indications are that the State is safe for
Large gains from every quarter.
The cities and towns heard from are most
ly in favor of Clymer.
Philadelphia is reported to have gone Re
publican by about 5000.
Luzerne County is reported 2500 maj. for
Columbia County will give in the neigh
borhood of 1G00 for Clymer. El well's ma
jority will be larger.
Bloom gives Elwell 267 votes ; Mcrcur
272. Geary's majority is 71, a slight fall
ing off on the Republican majority of former
Locust gives Clymer 120 majority, and
Elwell 124 majority.
Roaringcreek gives Clymer 5 majority, and
Elwell 4 majority.
In Hemlock Elwell's majority is 111, a
gain of 8 over Piollet's majority in 1SG4.
Centre gives 104 majority for Clymer, and
and 111 majority for ElwelL A gain of 20
over the last Congressional majority, in fa
vor of the Democracy.
Scott township gives Clymer 149 votes;
Geary 156 ; Elwell 153, and Mercur 154.
Montour gives Elwell a majority of 1G.
In this district there was a slight falling off
on the vote.
Borough of Berwick gives 3G majority for
the Abolition candidates.
Fishingcreek 1S5 majority for Clymer.
Sugarloaf 111 maj. for Clymer. Elwell's
majority about the same.
Benton 118 maj. for the democratic ticket.
Greenwood gave 8 majority for Clymer.
The telegraph reports Republican gains
in the Eastern part of Ohio.
Reports from Indiana are in favor of the
The returns come in rather slow. We'll
be obliged to go to press with but few re
turns. In our next we will give the official
result of our county, as well as announce the
result of the State.
Tue Election in Vermont. We have
fall returns from the Vermont election, and
the result is anything but flattering to the
Radicals. We had it stated by Telegraph
that the State had gone Radical by 25,000
majority. But we give the official figures
taken from the New York Tribune.
18G0. 1SC5
Dillingham, (Rad.) 26,f71 27,596
Davenport, (Dem.) 1G,442 8,857
The Radical Majority in 1865 was 18,769,
in 1SG6 it is 10,226; a loss of 8,500. It is
quite likely Maine has done no better than
Vermont for the Radicals, but we have noth
ing official yet.
Political Affray in Baltimore.
Baltimore, Oct 7. On Saturday night
a shooting affray occurred in a public house
in the eastern part of the city, resulting in
the death of a man named Benjamin F.
Jones, and the wounding of George Good
rich and John Botz, the latter seriously. A
man named William S. Richardson gave
himself up as the party who fired the pistol,
claiming to have done so in self-defense. The
Coroner's jury subsequently discharged him.
The affray grew out of political excitement
Hudson, N. Y., Oct 4.The wife of
John D. Wager, of Ghent, in th'i3 county,
hanged herself yesterday morning, in an out
house. She had been laboring under de
pression of spirits for some time.
A gentlemen of this city, whose name is
withheld, was married on Tuesday evening
last, and the same night attempted to com
mit suicide by cutting his throat with a ra
zor. His recovery is doubtful.
' Boston, Mass., Oct. 4 Closes B. Wil
liams, Sr., a member of the firm of J. D &
M. Williams, wholesale liquor dealers, shot
himself at his residence in Brookline, and
died this morning.
53- In the year of 1S38, a Mr. Cobb, of
Baltimore, was applied to change a SI 0 note,
which, on looking at it, he discovered to be
a $1,000 note. His suspicions were x arous
ed, but he could find no more about it than
it had been offered by an old negro woman
as a 510 note, in payment for some small
articles. He kept it and advertised it, but
no clamant appeared. Finally, he deposited
it with the city authorities, and by them it
has just been donated to the Union Orphan
Asylum of Baltimore. Including interest,
the sum now amounts to near S3,000.
Fortress Monroe, Oct 5. Four cases
of cholera, which had developed themselves
within twenty-f mr hours, were reported in
Norfolk yesterday. The Board of Health
and the Sanitary Superintendents are put
ting forth their most energetic exertions in
the distribution of disinfectants to prevent
the disease from becoming epidemic.
Memphis, Oct 6. Ten cases of cholera
and eight'deaths were reported to-day. The
disease has been declared no longer epidem
ic, -
Correspondence of the Democrat and Star.
Tiffin, Seneca Co., Ohio.
Messrs. Editors: Permit me, through
yojir valuable paper, to give some of the po
litical manceuveringin this part of the Unit
ed States. On thr fifonfH nf L D
.month, there was a call for a Soldiers' Con
vention, to meec in limn, Seneca County,
Ohio, for the purpose of expressing their
approval of the policy of President John
son. The day came and our beautiful city
was crowded with the boys in blue, and when
the, hour came for the meeting of the Con
vention, the black 7nnn4rhrr,t .- f
the city were busily engaged in trying to
'V, ui' lueuung, ana wnen Uaptain
Uarkson, of Columbus, was addressing the
Convention, the black Republican party at
tempted to .set up a riot, but they found
that they were greatly in the minority and
then commenced calling for Colonel Gibson,
who was once Treasurer of State, and the
Ireasury was minus some five hundred thou
sand dollars ; he also interfered, but when
reminded of the Treasurership, he fizzled
and left All those who interfered (except
Ijibson) were stay-at-home cowards. The
Convention was a grand success and was ably
addressed by General Cummings, of the
Ohio Senate, of which he is a member; he
was elected by the Republicans but repudi
ates the heresies of Sumner, Stevens & Co.
Ihe day is fast dawnin? when the Nocrro
worshipping party will have to succumb to
t j?f a frce PcPle- These leaders of
the Radical party are the same men who
led off in 1864 and met at Cleveland, Ohio,
and put in nomination Fremont and Coch
rane and openly opposed President Lincoln.
These men were Wade, Gratz, Davis, Pom
roy, endell Philips and Fred. Douglass,
the mulatto orator and American of African
descent. But when the Convention met at
Baltimore, which unanimously endorsed the
President in the platform reported by H. J.
Raymand, that the only condition of peace
and restoration shall be- the unconditional
surrender and cessation of hostilities by the
nbels, and their return to their allegiance to
the Constitution and laws of the country.
But when the same Radicals found that the
President of the United States would be
sustained, they left go of the leaders and
clung to the skirts of the administration,
and were again carried into power, and noth
ing daunted in their disunion policy, they
renewed their assaults upon Mr. Lincoln,
just as they are to-day on Andy Johnson.
All they want is to give the Negro the right
to vote, and place him on an equality with
the white people. This they admit is the
fact, in this section of the country, and
claim that the Negro has as good a right to
vote as a I)iifrrimrin nr nn Tri,cV Tl 1 iTtT
boldly say it. .And yet this thieving set of
tones woo wouju steal, by legislation, the
last crumb of bread from the white orphan,
WOhIiI fPll nnil flntVlO tncf Vil inl- vnrihntirlj
- . -w.v.uv UWJW 1 1 . n.
and keep them in idleness. In the name of
i .
reason anu common uecency who can sus
tain them? Respect fully yours,
William Kline.
The Flow of Gold to tue United
Status. The London Review has the fol
lowing: "The efflux of gold to the United
States has continued on a somewhat larirer
scale than had been looked for, although in
fact, amounting to no great sum. After the
enormous receipts from that country, a month
or tlvo back, it is not much to have to return
some two hundred thousand or three hun
dred thousand pounds in two or three suc
cessive weeks. The most satisfactory fea
ture in the movement is the confidence that
it shows in the permanence of peace in
America, and that, as far as investors are
concerned, the renewal of the civil war is
considered in the highest degree remote.
As we have already had occasion to observe,
this belief is not only felt by Englishmen and
Germans, but has latterly been shared by
Frenchmen. The five-twenty bonds, which
these shipments are made to pay for, are as
eagerly, if not more eagerly, bought in Paris
as in London and Frankfort. Not very many
years ago, scarcely any foreign securities
were quoted on the French Bourse, and it is
significant to notice how great an alternation
has taken place in this respect Except on
our own Stock Exchange, it may bedoubted
whether in any other capita! of Europe, not
even Frankfort or Amsterdam, loreign in
vestments are now so largely held as in Paris.
Formerly native capitalists would take noth
ing but the rentes ; now they arc ready to
invest in Italion, Spanish, Mexican (unfor
tunately), and many other similarsecurities.
Except, however, in rare instances, United
States bonds have been in little favor, and
hence the significance of the present de
mand." Heavy Dank Robbery,
Boston, October 7. The fact was devel
oped Friday morning that the First Nation
al Bank at Yarmouthport had been robbed
of a75,)00, and that the crime had been
perpetrated by a son of the cashier of the
Bank. The facts, so far as they have tran
spired, are as follows : It had been the cus
tom of the cashier of the Bank, Mr. Amos
Otis, to keep the coupon interest notes and
United States bonds belonging to the insti
tution in a tin trunk. His trunk was found
missing on Friday morning last, and with it
theson of the cashier, George Otis. The
father, on discovering the ituation, made all
haste to apprehend the thief and recoverthe
goods. Word was despatched to detectives
in distant cities, and so thorough was the
search, that young Otis found himself a pris
oner the next day. He was arrested at Ply
mouth, having travelled to that place during
the night On being arrested, he made a
clean breast of the whole transaction. The
stolen funds were found secreted in the bank
shed by the cashier. A small amoui.tof the
compound interest note? was missing, but
the amount was finally restored. The pris
oner is about twenty-one years of age. He
was employed in the bank. Mr. Otis, the
cashier, is a respected citizen of Yarmouth
port, It is probable that young Otis will be
held to bail.
Brio. General W. II. Ent, of Columbia
county, Pa., addressed the Democracy at
Berger's Hall on Tuesday night. His ar
gument was exceedingly logical and "convin
cing. This gallant young soldier did long
and faithful servico in the field against arm
ed rebels ; he is now leading the White
Boys in Blue against an iusidiousand more
dangerous foe the disunionists of the North ;
then as now, he fought for the Constitution
and the old flag. The same brave boys
stand behind him that faced the rebel shot
and shell on the Potomac and Rapidan
now as then, these brave boys will carry all
before them Patriots and soldiers, soldiers
and patriots ; they will come out of this fray
covered all over with a glory and renown that
no mortal combat with sword and bayonet
upon gory battle fields could yield. God
bless oca noblb Bora in Blux. 67m ton
Proclamation by the President.
Washington Oct, 8.
The following proclamation has just been
issued by the President of the United States :
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, has
been pleased to vouchsafe to us, as a peo
ple, another year of that national life, which
is an indispensable condition of peace, se
curity, and progress. That year has, more
over, been crowned with many peculiar bless
ings. The civil war that so recently closed
among us, has not been anywhere reopened.
Foreign intervention has ceased to excite
alarm or apprehension,' intrusive pestilence
has been benignly mitigated , domestic tran
quility has improved, sentiments of concilia
tion have largely prevailed, and the affec
tions of loyalty and patriotism have been
widely received. Onr fields have yielded
quite abundantly, our mining industry has
been richly rewarded, and we have been al
lowed to extend our railroad system far into
the interior recesses of the country, while
our commerce has resumed its customary ac
tivity in foreign seas.
The great national blessings demand a na
tional acknowledgement.
Now, therefore, I, Andrew Johnson, Pres
ident of the United States, do herebyrecom
mend that Thursday, the 29th day of No
vember next, be set apart and be observed
everywhere in the several States and Ter
ritories of the United States by the people
thereof as a day of thanksgiving and praise
to Almighty God.
With due remembrance that "in his tem
ple doth every man speak of His honer,"
I recommend also that, on the same solemn
occasion, they do humbly andj devoutly im
plore him to grant to our national councils
and to our whole people that divine wisdom
which alone can lead any nation into the ways
of all good.
In offering these national thanksgivings,
praises and supplications, we have the di
vine assurance that "The Lord remainetlr
a King forever ; them that are weak shall be
guided in judgment, and such as are gentle
shall he learn his way. The Lord shall give
strength toHis people,, and the Lord shall
give to II 13 people the blessings of peace."
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington,
I this, the 8th of October, intheyear
f of our Lord, one thousand eight
' hundred and sixtj--six, and of the
Independence of the United States the nine-tj'-first
Andrew Johnson.
By the President :
Wm. II. Seward, Secretary of State.
- ' - . .
The "White House Improve
ments now Being Made.
The long and much needed improvements
at the White House are making rapid pro
gress, and in a few weeks the mansion will
present a general attractiveness, becoming
the residence of the nation's Chief Magis
trate. A small regiment of workmen are
daily engaged in the lower rooms in painting,
gilding, papering and removing soiled dra
pery, which is soon to be replaced by rich
and tasteful importations from Europe, an
agent being there for the purpose of select
ing the goods. The cast room is at present
used as a depository for furniture, and will
be fitted up in a style of becoming elegance
within a week or two. The walls have al
ready been neatly hung with crimson and gold
pappering, and the worn and unsightly car
pet will be replaced by another of a much
more elegant pattern. The furniture will
remain the same, with the exception of the
In the cast, as well as in the red, blue and
green-rooms, the mirrors and chandeliers
have all been re-gilded, and present an en
tirely new and beautiful appearance. The
refitting and decoration of the green-room
have already been completed, with the ex
ception of laying the carpet, which will be
new and of an appropriate pattern. The pa
per on the walls of this, as well as of all the
other rooms, is of what is known as the pan
el style, the panels extending nearly to the
ceiling ; the borders, which are strikingly
beautiful, variegated as they are by brilliant
colors, inclosing a plain surface according
with the designation of the room.
The blue-room is to be handsomely deco
rated with blue and gold papering, in panel,
and with appropriate furhiture. The refit
ting of the red room has already been com
pleted, and in the style of its decorations
probably surpass all others. Among its most
attractive features are the beautiful gilt dev
ices on the marble fire-piece, which are de
signed and executed by Colonel Stevenson,
under whose immediate supervision the
work is being done, with a truly artistic
tastefulness which commands the admiration
of all vifitors. The state and President's
private dining-rooms have also received the
attention of the workmen, both having been
newly papered and the furniture poliicd.
The main hall opposite the entrance, is also
undergoing repairs, and has been prepared
in imitation of white and yellow marble. The
improvements will not probably be fully com
pleted befare the 1st of December.
Dangerous Counterfeit.
A very dangerous counterfeit bank-note of
$100 has been shown to us. It is on the Cen
tral National Bank of this city, but the plate
can easily be altered to any other bank in the
country. This is one of the evils arising out
of the uniformity of design for all the Na
tional Bank-notes wherever issued. .The
counterfeit before us is extremely well exe
cuted, and might easily deceive an expert.
The only way for the public to protect them
selves will be to refuse, for the present, all
$100 National Bank-notes, except they are
received from sources of well-known respect
ability. One of the peculiarities of the coun
terfeit we have referred to, is that the T in
the word "maintain," on the right hand of
the bill, is defective, and looks like the letter
I. The counterfeiter, however, can soon
remedy this defect Acic York Post, 2d.
S3F Gen. Custer's letter to General Mere
dith places the whole blame of the Indian
apolis riot upon the Disunionists. He says
the principal fury of tho ruffians was direct
ed against a banner bearing the following
inscriptions: 'Irish-American citizens wel-
Respectfully Inform the public Hi at be ii now pre-
urru luniuiiuiabiuiB ii tinai 01
at the LOWEST Possible Prices :
at ehort notice and in the very best and latcgt tylrg.
Mr. Cirton, (aa ia well-known in Hlootngburr.l haa
had many yeara of eucceasful cXDrri nc wuli a tea.
utatinn for good work, integrity aud honorable deal,
itig unsurpassed.
Place rf business on South Et Corner of
Main and Iron Mreetg, over J. K Girlou'a Fiord.
Bloomaburg. Oct. JO, JbUti Sin
Old Established FUR Manu
factory No, 718 ARCH ttn;et.
' above 7th.. PHILAHELPHIA.
Have now in Stor of my ovn
Importation and Manufactur:
one of the larfpjl and wont
beautiful selections of
5 for Ladies' and Children'
Wear in the City. . Also, a fine
ssortmenl ofUenti r nr Col
lars and Gloves. I am enabled to dispose of my
goods at very reasonable prices, and I would there
fore solicit a call from my friends of Columbia Coun
ty and vicinity.
Kemember tue name, wumucr snu svrcci.
No. 713 ARCH fJt. b. 7th., south side. Philadelphia.
Z7" I liare no Partner, nor c ouueclion wim any
other Store iu Philadelphia.
October 10, ItSOG, 4m.-J. WCD.
AGENTS will find thia book of real merit and In
trinsie value scbjcct hkw intensely interest
ing and exciting no work evor attracted and engag.
ed the public mind like tins, kvervbody want a it.
and thou snnds will purchase it as soon as an oppor
tunity is atr.irdcd them.
Head what Agents say of it.
One experienced Agent write It is the easiest
and pleasantest Book to sell lie ever canvassed fur :
and says people are delighted with it, the 1adiis
Another say ; "Women or the War" M the book
of the enn Another. 137 Orders in Four Days.
one n ports I? orders the first day of canvassing.
Intelligent, active males or females will rind Hie
pule of this w oik a pleasant nnd lucrative inp oy
mcnt. This UKik has no Competitor It comes Ireth
and new to Ihe people. The territory is clean and
clear. Agents understand the advantages in this
particular. For fall patlieulars send for Circular.
Addresi. . B. SCRANTOtf t CO ,
12f, Asylum St., Hartford, Conn,
October iO. ISGG. 4iS. M. 1'
THE undersigned respectfully announce to his
many friends trial hi has opened a new Clothing and
Gentlemen's Furniohing Store, in the lower r iom of
the Harlmaii Builiiiug, sau'.heasl cor ner of Alain and
Market sHreets, lilooiiisburg. Pa.
Having just rctured from Philadelphia with a large
stock of
tall and Winter Clothing
and G entlcmen's Furnishing Coods. Slc , Sec. He flat
lets him self that ho can please ali. Ui. slock com
such as
Ell IRT3.
and in fact everythia; in the Clothing or Furnishing
line at
Very Low Prices.
In addition to the above he has an elegant assort
me nt of
Clothes, C.issimcrs, and Vcstings.
C7 Clothing mnde to order at this shor tent notice
Call and see before purchasing elsewhere, auj
October 10, !X6
The UNION WATCH CO.. marufaclurers, 143
Broadway, New York, offer their entire slock alless
th in cost, for cash. This alTirds a rare opportunity
for dealers wishing to replenish for holiday trade, to
select from a great variety unsurpassed for richness
o' desien ti meseriing qualities, and real worth.
komhEK' WATCH E-i. Kuropean ma In, in stout
feilver and Uoid Tinted Cases warranted corre t
lunc-kecpers beautifully engraved, whits dial and
fancy finished nanus ; a superb ornament. Price, per
case of six. Siti. The same, gold plated, per case of
deviau from Ihis rule upon anv condition.
im-ul, perfectly a.lju-ted. aud warranted torrect tuna
keepers ; beautifully engraved stout double cases.
while rti il and fancy cut hands boll only" by the
case of jx. 3i7. This is the cheapest really
coou article in tne market, furnishing a stout hunt
mg durable watch, which WILL KKLl' GOOD Tl V E
at a MODERATE PR1'J In justice to many retail
dealers whom we ar supplying, these watches will
not be sold to any one at retail, or in any quantity
less than a case ot sit.
oolu ri.Aii.iJ watches, id ti. plate, same
movement as ntiove, and i precisely lUe same lyl
of watch, with Ihu exception lhal these areheavily
plated on composition metal. Price, pur caie ot til.
5 j, yoiii only by th.; cae !
IIL'N 1 1XCJ sl i.VEK W ATCfl E. in superior fin
ishej cases, lull engraveil, s ici that readily sell at
retail at from $25 each upward, per case of si.7"i.
Same in filt cases, per half dozen, $-. Sold only
by the Case I
Improved Heavy Silver Duplex Chronome
ters in fully ruby action movement.
Those wishing a superior time-piece, that ran be
relied upon in ail seasons and wealhe ri. should buy
this. 1 or Kailri'B J meu and oihera requiring an ac
curate time-piece this I, unsurpassed. Cased in best
liver in a handsome and durable manner, per case
uf six, S04. A sample will te so d for $i-. Thrae
watches retail at from $'i tj $)itl.
American watches, uf ocr owv manu-
Two ounce Silver Cases Have the best running
apparatus of any watch in existence. Per cas! of six
yipo. Siuglt one 81. Retail at J 10 an j upwards.
Also Cold and Silvci V. htches, a uperb st ck of
silver ware, and gold, plated and Gill Jewelry for
Country .Meri hints. 1'eJiars, Slc.
Goods sent to any part of ihe country by Express,
C O. U to be paid (or when received Order at o ace .
No advance require!. t5n I for Circular.
H'J Broadway, New York,
October 10, 18o.
'1 estament of Daniel Palmer, late of Valley town
ship. Montour county, deceased, w i II expose to sale,
at public vendue on the premises, on
Thursday, October 2'jth, 1SC6,
All thntceriein plantation and tract of land situate
in Valley township Montour county, adjoining land
of Daniel I'ursel. Peter Baldy, b'nianuel Sidler and
James Childs. containing ninety-sc veil acres and forty-seven
perches -strict measure, all of which is im
proved land. There is a quary of goud Limestone
on this tract, situate about there miles from Danville,
on the road leading to Jcrseytown. The improve
ment consists of a
a Frame Bank Barn, Corn Cribs, a Well ef water at
the Dwelling Houe. also at the Barn : a good spring
of water near the dwelling. There is an Apple Or
chard and ol her fruit on the premises. A1 grain in
the eround on day of sale is reserved, with the priv
il -ge of the Eei utors or tenant to enter upon the
premises in the proper season, rut, store the grain in
the hnrn. thresh and haul it away, he and they leav
ing the straw on the prrmises.
Also, at the same time and place, a Tract of Wood
Land, situate in Valley township, aforesaid adjoin
ing lands belonging to the heirs of v illiam Snyder,
II. nry Wintersieuu, Joshua Stetler and Peter baldy,
FIVE PERCHES, strict measure. The above proper
ty to be sold pursuant to the directions contained in
the lat ttill and Tesuruent of the sale Daniel Pal
mer, deceased.
SuU to commence at 10 o'clock, of said day, wh eu
terms and conditions of sale will b niade known by
i AARON PAI.MrR. I x,cutor(
CH AK LES THO M A3, J "rcul
Valley Towmlup, Sept. 9tL IH', 4.
IV. L O. Modtm' Cmrrilin. the greatest atimnlalor
In the world, will force Whiskers o Mu-tachesl
grow on the smoothest face or chin ; never known to
fnil ; sample for trial sent free to any one deairoam
of testing its merits. Address, Risvis Cs 78
Nassau Street. New York,
Came to the premise f the iindernigned in Mt.
Pleasant lownvhjp Columbia county n r about the
'A-'th it August last a white ho;, weighing" ftbeut one
hundred aud fifty pnunds supposed to he about a year
Id. The owner Is requested to come forward prove
property, pay charges and take it away, oiht-f wise it
will be disposed of according to law.
Mt. Pleasant. Oil. 3, IfiiC flw.
In pursuance of an order of the Orphan's Court of
Lucerne count. Pa , on
at 10 o'clock In the forenoon, at the house of l.ewij
Lee. on the premises. Lawson Hiiphes, administra
tor of the ei-tate of John Hurh-s. late of CauiUr-i
Luzerne county, deceased, will expose to sale all
thoue threa contisuous tracts of land situate in the
township of l.ociii-t, in the county of Columbia, ad
joining lands of Hubert Walking, jr.. Andy Keigha.d,
John Pelig. nnd others. The fir.t thereof contaiuiug
140 Acres and 90 Perches,
of which is about one half cleared land, ami In (food
stnte of cultivation, whereon is erected a two tor
good Brick lloiiFo.'a large Hank Barn. Hpnn hoMse,
a blacksmith shop, and oi'ier buildiueg; nonie fruit
tree, a large meadow and a njver-faiimg spring near
the h"tiae, the balance of said land is well I inbrcir
with white oak. ma;i!e. and the bust of CliettnuU
The second thereof contii'vin;
99 Acres and 67 Perches
of which more than half is cleared and in a good'
state of cultivation, the balance ia well timbered
with mot excellent large thrifty chestnut, whit?
oak and some Pine and hickory.
The thiid thereof containing
92 Acres,
ofwliic.l a few a res is cleared; the most part of
it is timber land, and considered by many persons
to be the best timber land in I list vicinity. The land
is excellent, a never fulling spring of water on irv
also a stroim of water running through all of the
aforeraid described tract, and all of sai l tracts h.we -a
pub'ic road running through th-m or joining on a
Dub ic roud.
Al.vo, Five other contiguous tracts of good timber
land situate ii said township, and adjoining lands
hereinbefore described. Tii 'J first thereof containing
64 acres and i'.l perches. The second thereof con
taining 45 acres and 7U pen lies. I he third thereof
containing Ji acre and M9 perches. The fourth
hereof contain! ug 45 acres ami ,u perches. J He
filth thereof containing bit acres and 01 perches,
tr ict measure, nil of .lid true s are well limbered
with most excell- lit ch -elnut ind other timber.
AI-EO, One oilier tract siluritc in same tnwnshin.
adjoining lands of Wiiybl Hughes, fum'l bleat aud
o. hers, containing
1 5 Acres,
more oi less, which n well limbered with the best
cf .'twtnut. Also, other lot riliiiue In the same
township, near Malitotvn. arij'iniug lands of widow
Troxcl. the heirs of widow lloutti ami Joseph (.'ail,
containing three a cie. improved land. To be sold
ms the properly of said 'ec--asud.
K. h. COM ING. Clerk O C.
1 ERMS : Ten per cent of the purchase munrv to be
paid at tht striking dor cf tue pronertg. the remainder
of the purchate mvmg to be paid as JMuttt : One third
on the toaiirmalian el sale, one third on the 1st of Jlvnl
Jt. It. I9i7, at which time possession will be given, mud
tue oaiance on fie ist day oj April. Jt u. irbo itk
interest on the same from the 1st dag of Jlpril 1367. The
purchaser to pay Jor Deed mud Stamps
J-aiTHOA' UUailES. Aimr.
October 3, I8CC.
Estate of Daniel Snyder, deceased.
IN pursuance of an order of the Orphans Court of
Columbia County. Pennsylvania, on
Thursday, the 2Zth day of October, 18C6,
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and to continue from
day to day until sold. William Pnyder and banicl
Snyder, jr , administrators of Daniel rlnyder, late of
Bloom township, in said county deceased, will ex
pose to sale by public vendue, at the Court House ia
Bloomaburg, Columbia County, Pa-,
Certain Tract of Land.
situate in Madison township, Columbia Countv. ad
joining lands Ian of Ja. ob Girton, deceased, on lh
uorlli, the heirs or John Heller and mhets on the
south and west, and lands now or late of Peter Hel
ler on the cast, containing
AND SIX PERCH ES, strict measure. There is en
the premises a good two tory Frame Housej good
Bank Barn, an.l Apple Orchard, and about oue huu
dred acres improved land.
ALSO, the undivided one.third part of a certain
lot ff ground, situate in Bloomsburg, lying on th
west fide of First Street of said town, adjoining a
lot of Hurley and Caihcart on the east, lauds belong
ing to the llloonittburg Railroad Iron Company on the
west. Hurley and Caihcart on the south and wed,
and First Street of said tnwn on the south, contain
ing in front fitly one feet and in depth one hun dred
and seventy-two feet. There is on the premises a
two-story frame house with basement, and frauia
house iDf story and a half
ALSO Ihe undivided one-half part of a certain
tract or lot of land, situate in Calawissa ttownship,
Col'imhia county, bounded on the north by the River
fm quehunna, and other lauds of the deceased, on
the east and west by lands of Daniel Shuiiiin and
others and Joseph Heni'erhot on the south, contain
ing forty-three acres and thirty four percbe strict
measure. There is on the premises a frame dwel
ling house, bank Laru, and ubout thirty acres im
proved. ALSO, the undivided one-half part of a certain lot
or tract of Ian J situate in Catawisa township afore
said, adjoining land 4F Dauiel PhuuiaT and Ellas
Krum on the north, the lat above mentioned tract
on the east, the River Susquehanna on the south,
containing Fourteen Acres and Ft-ur Perches, strict
measure, all timber land.
ALSO, a certain lot off round situate id Orange
ville. in said county, adjoining a lot of widow Maris
on the wot, a lot ot w idow Kline on the east, Or-
ngeville Academy lot on the south, and Market
Street on the norlb, containing thirty perches,
JL&cE COLEMA.M, tier.
The share of Mary Snyder, the widow of the in
testate, in the severel premise to remain in th
haii'i of the purchasers during her natural life, lh
itilcrett thereof to be regularly and aunuady paid to
her I y the purchaser or purchasers, his or their heirs,
or assigns, holding the premises, to be recovered by
distress or otherwise as rents are rreoverable in this
Commonwealth and w Inch the sud widow khall laka
in lull satisfaction of her dower in the several prem
ises and at her r.ecc ase her share of the purchase
money to be paid to ih s- legally entitled thereto.
'Jen per cent, of two-thirds ol the pHrrhase iu sn
ey to be paid by the purchasers to the aJuuuisira.ors
on the dtv of sale. One half of the balance of tho
two-thirds t- be pa'J on the first day of April, leij7.
The remaining half of the iwo-lhirds of Ilia pur
cjiap I'luney on the first day of April, l'. wiib in
terest from tlu first da of April, 167. Deeds to b
mad'! to th.; purchasers on the firrt day of April, IC7,
upon their giving bond with mortgages on Hid
premises to secure Ihe deferred payments. All grain
if the grourd on the several tracts of land is reserv
ed, wiib the privilegi? to the owner orowners to niter
upon the premises i n the proper seasons, and cut.
sl-re. ilirerh and haul it away, he aud Ui.y leaving
the klraw ou tho premises.
ALSO. At the same time and place th undersigned
willotTerlbe following valuable tract or parcel of
land, situate n uili cast of UliHimsbiirg. adjoining his
arm and lyinf alonj Ihs ublic road leading to Espy,
containing SEVENTY-FIVE ACRES luore or less,
in a good vtale of cultivation.
Terms wi',1 be made kown on the :dny ofsalo
MOStS COFFMAN, Auctionter.
Clootnsburg. Sept. 25, looo.
J. T. Bradley's Celebrated Talent
The Wonderful Flexibility and great comfort and
plcasuri to any Lady wearing the Duplex Elliptic
Fkirl will be experienced particularly in all crowuii
Assemblies. Operas. Carriages, Railroad Cars. Arm
Chairs. Chjrch Pews, for Promenade and House
Dress, as the kirt can be folded when in use to oc
cupy a small place as easily and conveniently aa a
tilk or Vuslin Dreta. an invaluable quality in crin
oline, not found in any Single Spring Skirl.
A Lady having enjoyed the pleasure, comfort, and
great convenience of wearing the Duplex Elliptic
Steel Spring Skirt for a single day, will never after
wards willingly dispense with their use. For Chil
dren. Missta and Voung Laiies they are superior to
all others.
1 hey will not bend or break like the Single Spring,
but will preser ve taei, perfect and graceful shape
when three or ordinary Skirt will have beri
thrown aside as useless. Tie Hoops are covered
with double and twisted thread, and the bottom rods
are not only double springs, but twice (or double)
covered ; preventing them from wearing out when
dragging down stoops, stairs, fee.
The Duplex Elliptic is a great favorite with all la.
dies aud is univerially recommended by Ihe Fashion
Magazines as the STANDARD SKIRT OF FliE
To enjoy the following inestimable advantages in
Crinoline, viz : siuperior quality, perfect manufac
ture, stylish shape and finish, flexibility, durability,
comfort and rcoiiomy. euquira for J. W. BRaobrf '
Duplex Elliptic, or Douhle Spring Skirt, and be sure
you get the genuiue article,
CAUIION.-To iiiard against IMPOSITION b
particular to NOTICE that skirts offered as DU
PLEX" have the red iiik stamp- viz : "J. W. Brad
ley's Duplex Elliptic Steel Fprings." upon the waist
baud noue Other are genuiue. Also Notice that
every Hoop will admit a pin passed through the
centre, thus revealing the, two (or double) spring;
braided together therein, which is the secret of their
fl .xibnily aud strength, and a combination ael to Iw
found in any other Skirt.
FOR SALE in all Store where FiRPT CLAS9
skirls are sold throughout tho United Slate aud
Manufactured by the Sol. Owner of the Patent.
07 Chamber 4t 79 fc fcl fleade Si,., n. Y.
October 1 0. l.HtsS 4 m ... a .
THE Mason & Hamlin Cabinet Organs, ferty dif.
Terent style, adapted to stcred and secular muic.for
MED ILS. or other first premiums, awarded Ibeui.
L.UtrVd C,0ue free, Addre...MAS0V 4c